Wednesday, July 30, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Couple tells court about hooded gunman in Suisun City bedroom

By
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.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 14 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 2realMay 21, 2014 - 6:16 am

    I dont remember this story in the paper.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Salty Dog? Still waiting...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 8:43 am

    SALTY DOG????

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 4:10 pm

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

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Solano County Fair set to open Wednesday

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Marketing study looks at Berryessa resorts

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1, 2 Comments | Gallery

 
Activity is Medicine program coming to Suisun senior center

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

Library teens plan summer reading party

By Glen Faison | From Page: A3

 
Fairfield tries to end Cordelia Road detour

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3, 15 Comments | Gallery

Caltrans makes I-80 lane change

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3, 5 Comments

 
Police arrest suspected intruder

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3, 4 Comments | Gallery

 
 
Big-rig crash shuts down freeway onramp

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5, 2 Comments | Gallery

 
Big-rig driver strikes telephone lines in Fairfield

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A6, 3 Comments | Gallery

 
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ primed for big screen

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Icon sends first A5 into the skies on maiden flight

By Susan Winlow | From Page: B7

Fairfield police log: July 28, 2014

By Glen Faison | From Page: A12

 
Suisun City police log: July 28, 2014

By Glen Faison | From Page: A12

Fairfield police log: July 27, 2014

By Glen Faison | From Page: A12

 
Suisun City police log: June 27, 2014

By Glen Faison | From Page: A12

Weather for Wedneday, July 30, 2014

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B14

 
.

US / World

Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel’s concerns

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1, 1 Comment

 
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 3 Comments | Gallery

 
New California fines for wasting water take effect

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Chevron California refinery overhaul up for vote

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
4 charged with murder in death of USC student

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12 | Gallery

Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

.

Opinion

Red light camera fate now uncertain in state

By Thomas Elias | From Page: A11

 
Obscure state agency creates big money problems

By Dan Walters | From Page: A11

Some people have missed the drought memo

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 12 Comments

 
What kids don’t know would shock you

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 23 Comments

 
Cemetery support committee thanks sponsors

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

.

Living

Today in History for July 30, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: July 30, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

What to do when ‘it’ hits the fan

By Barton Goldsmith | From Page: A2

 
Horoscopes for July 30, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B5

I like Liam, but I think he’s interested in another girl

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B5

 
A do-ahead dinner to make back-to-school smoother

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

You too can bake artisanal quality bread at home

By Elizabeth Karmel | From Page: B6

 
A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

.

Entertainment

‘Sharknado’ sequel has bite and lots of laughs

By Frazier Moore | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7, 2 Comments | Gallery

.

Sports

Fairfield Indians blank Next Level Athletic to win SRL tournament title

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
49ers sign former Cardinals RB Alfonso Smith

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Mudcats tie Vacaville Admirals

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

No joke: Kings’ Cousins hopes for Team USA shot

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Liriano fans 11 in Pirates’ 3-1 win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Athletics rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Astros 7-4

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Husband arrested in death of NBA player’s aunt

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Triple-A brawl results in 11 suspensions

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
This date in sports history for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

.

Business

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
McDonald’s could be liable for labor practices

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Food writers subpoenaed in ‘pink slime’ lawsuit

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Stocks end lower ahead of economic data

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Obituaries

Patricia Jo McDonald

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Jack L Hudack

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Robert Dale Myers Sr.

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Clifford C. Hemler

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Jeanetta M. Hale

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5