Thursday, October 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Couple tells court about hooded gunman in Suisun City bedroom

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From page A3 | May 21, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A husband and wife testified Tuesday about waking up minutes after midnight in their Suisun City home to find a hooded gunman at the foot of their bed pointing a revolver at them – and the faceoff that followed near the residence’s front door between the husband, now armed with a handgun, and the intruder.

The 60-year-old Suisun City resident said he pulled the trigger twice but his weapon wouldn’t fire and that Juan C. Walker, charged in the Sept. 7, 2013, incident along Keyes Lane in Lawler Ranch, shot him in the chest.

“It was basically ‘click, click, bang,’ ” the husband said.

“It was warm going through my body,” he said of being shot. “I could hardly breathe.”

“I thought, ‘I’m dying,’ ” the 60-year-old recalled at the preliminary hearing for Walker in Solano County Superior Court.

He was taken after the shooting to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield where doctors removed a lung damaged by the shooting. The man said he gets tired after six to 10 minutes of activity.

“I’m getting tired right now testifying – just talking,” he said in court.

His wife, 54, testified about her reaction when she saw the gunman in her bedroom at about 12:30 a.m.

“I covered myself with a comforter,” she said. “I prayed the ‘Our Father.’ ”

Her husband asked her to grab the cordless phone and call 911 from the bathroom after locking the door, she testified.

The 60-year-old took his own handgun from under the mattress and ran outside where he said Walker had gone after leaving the bedroom. The two men were an arm’s length apart when they faced off, the Suisun City resident said.

He and wife testified that Walker, 46, of Menlo Park, kept asking, “Where are the kids?”

That confused the couple because no children live at the home, the husband and wife said.

Suisun City police officers testified that Walker appeared to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant and was delusional. Sgt. Ted Stec testified he found Walker lying in the roadway in front of the house and that Walker said the revolver he fired was on the trunk of his BMW parked across from the Suisun City home of the couple.

Stec said the revolver had the typical blowback powder marks that appear after a weapon is fired. Two holes were in the windshield of a car parked in front of the couple’s house, Stec said.

Walker said he was a hero because he cleared the house and did what a SWAT team hadn’t done, the sergeant said in court.

Solano County Superior Court Judge Donna Stashyn held Walker to answer on charges that include attempted murder, first-degree burglary and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Suisun City Police Cmdr. Tim Mattos at a press conference after the shooting said of the incident: “It’s bizarre.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • My2centsMay 21, 2014 - 5:47 am

    Every Fairfield citizen's freaking nightmare! I am amazed at this couples courage. First to go through what they did, and then to stand up to this lowlife Juan Walker in Court. Hopefully the Judge will not let this case drag on and on for literally years and years adding insult to injury for the brave victims of such a heinous crime. This couple is representative of every person in Fairfield who has a right to feel safe and secure in their own home. Lock Walker up swiftly and toss the key in the slough.

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  • 2realMay 21, 2014 - 6:16 am

    I dont remember this story in the paper.

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  • GemmaMay 21, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Neither do I 2Real. Neither do I, and I would remember, seeing as how LR is across the highway from my house,AND I made an offer on a house over there, before buying my house. This is so sad, but I'm so thankful the couple is "ok." Healed physically, but I doubt they'll ever get over this event. So uh, how did Walker Swat man get in the house? Did he break a window, go in through an open window? How can I prevent this from happening to me, if I don't know how Swat Walker gained entry? Guess I'll go ask my friend Google.

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  • GemmaMay 21, 2014 - 9:29 am

    2Real-It's on here if you're interested in reading the initial article. I searched in the left search box for Juan Walker. The story is on the first page of results, with a date of 8Sep13.

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  • CD BrooksMay 21, 2014 - 6:28 am

    Now there's a proper gun owner story for you! It might be prudent to check your weapon from time to time.

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  • Salty DogMay 21, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    CD how can we check our weapons when the liberals like your self want to take away our rights to own guns

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  • CD BrooksMay 21, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Salty Dog, I'm not averse to having guns. I just think you should know how to use it.

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  • Salty DogMay 21, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    CD then I guess that is another thing you do not agree with your party about. We both know that the Democratic Party wants to take away the rights of Americans to own guns.

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  • CD BrooksMay 21, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Salty Dog, I am anxiously awaiting you to bring me the article and context in which you found that discovery.

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  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Salty Dog? Still waiting...

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  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 8:43 am

    SALTY DOG????

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  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    Salty Dog, haven't heard from you on this matter.

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  • R. LeeMay 21, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Hey 2real, there are plenty of police action stories that don't make the paper. In the police log for Suisun for the 18th. there's a robbery at 5:04. This was the 7-11 on Sunset. This was supposedly the fourth one he robbed that night!

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  • 2realMay 21, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    Thank you everyone for your research and input on this article. I will do my homework on this and read up!

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