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Police: Man breaks into Suisun home, shoots homeowner

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From page A1 | September 08, 2013 |

SUISUN CITY — Police arrested a man early Saturday after he allegedly broke into a home to steal a car and shot the homeowner.

Police said the shooting victim was in critical condition.

Emergency dispatchers received a frantic call at 1 a.m. from a home on the 200 block of Keyes Lane in Lawler Ranch. The caller said there was a burglary in progress at the home. Moments later, the caller said the thief shot the homeowner and was still inside the home, according to police.

Officers found Juan Walker, 46, of Menlo Park, in front of the home and arrested him. They also found the homeowner in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Police said it appeared that Walker was trying to steal a car and picked the Keyes Lane home at random. Walker allegedly broke into the home, woke the shooting victim and his wife in their bedroom and demanded their car keys, according to police.

“It’s bizarre,” said Suisun City Police Cmdr. Tim Mattos during a Saturday press conference.

The victim, in his 60s, was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery, police said.

“This city doesn’t see this kind of violence,” Mattos said.

But Keyes Lane resident Linda Delfel, who lives a few doors down from shooting scene, said it was only a matter of time before something like this happened in her neighborhood.

“I’m surprised it took this long,” she said. “Crime is going crazy everywhere.”

The 67-year-old, who learned about the early morning incident later that morning from a neighborhood friend, said she suspects the thief targeted a house without a security system.

“I think the guy picked a house without signs for burglary alarms . . .,” she said.

Mattos said there is no connection between those staying in the house and the suspect.

“I’ve been unable to get the suspect to talk,” said Mattos. “(It’s) unclear why he chose this house.”

Police said there were other people staying at the house, but it was unclear whether they were home at the time of the break-in.

Police said the resident had accompanied the suspect outside the bedroom and was shot when he was outside of the house. At some point, the victim returned to the bedroom, according to police.

Walker was booked into the county jail on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery, burglary, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm, police report. His bail amount was not immediately available.

The victim’s name was not released due to the ongoing police investigation.

The Police Department is investigating whether the suspect had drugs or alcohol in his system, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call the Suisun City Police Department at 421-7373.

John Glidden and Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or aharris@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.
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  • Rich GiddensSeptember 08, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Let the excuses and waffling begin! I bet the crime log will say "nuttin' happened" too! Here's what happened outside my home as I returned home from an evening walk yesterday---my errant neighbor's unrestrained vicious dogs charged snarling and barking. Watch what I do in the video! And the cops? They never showed and the County wants to get mouthy and do nothing either despite this being the second incident involving these loathsome vicious animals. See for yourself! There are limits to diplomacy, good will and politesse and those limits are breached every day in Suisun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzkAJAqaT2g&feature=c4-overview&list=UU3saX_prER2lXY3y2LywgNw

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  • =}September 08, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    Suisun city police including Tim Matto's are inexperienced at best they continue to do shotty police work and no one is held responsible because "suisun is a small town" Tim Mattos should step down and crawl under a rock

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  • Rich GiddensSeptember 09, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    Any update on the victim's condition, identity and the alleged perp DR?

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