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Roseville Police: Federal Agent Was Not Looking For Duran When He Found Suspect

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ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Roseville Police announced that Samuel Nathan Duran was originally sought for a parole violation before Friday’s standoff.

He is expected to face a parole violation charge, as well as numerous attempted murder charges.

Six officers were injured in Friday’s incident, none with life-threatening injuries. One Roseville Police officer remains in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the jaw.

Four other Roseville officers suffered injuries that were not gunshot wounds.

The federal agent who was shot on Friday has been released from the hospital.

That agent was working with Roseville Police on a gang sweep on Friday when they saw Duran on a bicycle.

He  was being sought for a previous parole violation. Officers had caught up to Duran on Thursday night, but he fled.

Duran mug

According to Roseville Police, Duran took off running and eventually fired the first shot at investigators.

At some point during Friday’s chase and standoff, Duran suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and cuts and bruises to his face.

A Roseville Police spokesman said he was thankful for the way Friday’s standoff ended, with no further injuries to officers and Duran surrendering himself.

“No further violence happened. We’re very thankful for that.”

The incident began Friday on 6th Street and progressed to Windsor and finally to a house on 600 Hampton Street where the standoff occurred.

Officers reported smelling gas in the area of the home and were concerned Duran had turned on gas in the home that may have caused an explosion or fire. PG&E trucks were called in to shut off the gas.

Duran’s mother spoke on Saturday at the crime scene, saying her son has dealt with methamphetamine addiction and was a gang ties.

“I did not want it to happen this way,” she said.

She said he hasn’t learned from the 3-and-a-half years he spent in prison for trying to kill her husband with a hammer.

Duran’s aunt Donna was also back out at the crime scene. She continued her contentions that Duran was just a victim of police actions.

“Why is FBI in the house? There was no crime in that house,” Donna said.

But Duran’s mother seemed filled with regret for what happened to her son.

“I just hope those cops are OK and he’s OK, too,” she said.

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