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Francisco Sanchez arrested for firing shots at a home as he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jul 14, 2016

A Phoenix man allegedly fired several shots hitting a home in West Phoenix after kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.

Court records show that on July 5 22-year-old Francisco Loreto Sanchez kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, fired shots at her friend's home and assaulted her before dropping her off at the hospital.

Police report that Sanchez called his ex-girlfriend demanding that she pay half the rent from when they lived together. She agreed to meet with him at a friend's home near 45th Avenue and Thomas Road.  After the meeting the victim walked away from the home and  Sanchez reportedly cut her off with his car, knocked to her to the ground, and threw her in the back seat of his car.

As Sanchez sped away from the friend's home, he allegedly fired several shots which hit the friend's home and one other home.

Sanchez then allegedly took her to his home, where he assaulted her until she became unconscious. He later dropped her off in front of Phoenix Baptist Hospital near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

The victim was able to give police a description of the car, which they found in front of a home, near 80th Avenue and Indian School Road. On July 6, police observed three men walking out of the home, including Sanchez. Police followed the car and stopped it a few miles away. Sanchez ran away but was soon caught. Police say they found two handguns that Sanchez dumped in a backyard as he ran from police. Police say shell casings from one of the guns matched the caliber and brand as the bullets that struck the houses.

Sanchez who is currently on probation, has been charged with multiple crimes including kidnapping, drive by shooting, and assault with a deadly weapon.