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Manhunt continues for kidnapping suspect still on the run

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PHOENIX -

Police say he's a violent criminal on the run. A suspect wanted for kidnapping, assault, and an attack on a police officer that left a cruiser riddled with bullets.

And his crime spree hasn't ended yet.

Padilla was already under investigation for two home invasions when he allegedly opened fire at that officer. Now, he's a suspect in 2 more break-ins.

He's been on the run for almost a month, and police say they know he is still here in town. They say he's violent and dangerous and isn't afraid of breaking into random homes, or firing at officers who try to stop him.

Police officer on radio: "998 998 he's still shooting at me."

Police say 35-year-old Angel Padilla fired his rifle over and over again. Then Padilla took off. Inside his car, his girlfriend was being held against her will. Her kids called 911.

Caller: "He hit her, put her in the car and he took her and told us if we call the cops he's going to kill her."

Police say Padilla kidnapped his girlfriend, upset after they broke up.

"He just grabbed her and threw her in the car, I don't even know what happened, she looked like she fainted."

Eventually he let her go. She's okay, but Padilla is still on the run.

Before the kidnapping, police say Padilla broke into two homes. Terrified families sat inside while their money was stolen. In the days after the officer involved shooting, there were two more home invasions.

One of the home invasions happened right across the street from West Phoenix High School. Police say Padilla randomly picks houses in different parts of the valley with innocent victims all because he wants their money or their car.

Police say Padilla has ties to the Mexican mafia. As the manhunt continues, officers have arrested two dozen people for different crimes -- people that know Padilla and may help him hide.

If you see him you should call police immediately.

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