ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A federal immigration officer was shot and two local police officers were wounded during a violent confrontation with a parolee in a Sacramento suburb.
Dozens of officers were involved in a hunt for the suspect as night descended. The shootings occurred Friday afternoon in Roseville, a suburb about 20 miles northeast of the state capital. Roseville Police Lt. Cal Walstad told reporters late Friday that officers believe they have the suspect surrounded, although he was not in custody. He was identified as Sammy Duran. Walstad said the federal immigration officer was shot in the leg as he and other officers made initial contact with Duran. During a later exchange of gunfire, two Roseville officers sustained shrapnel wounds from rounds that hit near them.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said that agency's officer was stable and alert.
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Law enforcement officers swarmed a neighborhood in a Sacramento suburb Friday to search for a suspect after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was shot and wounded.
In a statement, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the officer was stable and alert after being taken to a local hospital. He was involved in some kind of joint law enforcement action with investigators from the police department in Roseville, a suburb about 20 miles northeast of the state capital. No other details about what might have prompted the shooting were available. Roseville police requested help for an officer-involved shooting shortly after 3 p.m., Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. That prompted a response from multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the capital region. Calls to Roseville police were not immediately returned. The city's Twitter account posted messages warning residents to stay inside and saying the suspect is armed and dangerous.