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Suspect in Phoenix police car shooting arrested

PHOENIX — Police said they’ve arrested a 35-year-old Phoenix man accused of
kidnapping his estranged female partner last month and opening fire on an

A Phoenix police spokesman said officers arrested Angel Padilla around 6 p.m.
Sunday near 91st Avenue and Palm Lane.

Authorities said on Oct. 13, Padilla dragged his estranged partner from her home
and drove away with her. When an officer tried to stop the car, police said
Padilla fired an assault-style rifle at a patrol car. The officer and the woman
were not seriously injured.

Padilla was also identified as a person of interest in an apparent home
invasion robbery in October that left David Cardoza, 67, so badly injured
he later died.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos said SWAT officers arrested Padilla Sunday
without incident.


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