Attempted Homicode of Police Officer and Kidnapping


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In Custody: Angel Padilla was taken into custody by the Phoenix Police Department without incident on 11/18/2012.

Angel Padilla - Arrest Photo

Angel Padilla is the suspect in a kidnapping, attempted murder of a police officer, and two home invasions. He is also a strong investigative lead in two other home invasions, one of which resulted in a homicide.


TYPE OF CRIME: Attempted Homicide of a Police Officer and Kidnapping
LOCATION: 5900 W. Van Buren Street  Phoenix
DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at approximately 3:00 am
SUSPECT : Angel Padilla, Age 35 years of age.

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at approximately 3:00 am during a traffic stop the suspect pulled over and started shooting at the officer with an assault rifle striking the patrol vehicle numerous times. The suspect fled and abandoned the vehicle at 47th Avenue and Monte Vista. The suspect had just kidnapped his ex-wife from her residence and she was in the vehicle but escaped.

Angel Padilla - Booking PhotoSuspect Angel Padilla - ShavedSuspect Angel Padilla

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Patrol car with bullet holes in windows - Padilla Suspect

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