2nd arrest made after woman tortured, shot in Washington County

Angel Ignacio Sardina-Padilla Photo: Hennepin County
Angel Ignacio Sardina-Padilla

June 19, 2019 03:30 PM

Authorities have found and arrested a second suspect in what officials described as a case of a woman being tortured, shot and left for dead in Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Angel Ignacio Sardina-Padilla, 32, was arrested Tuesday in the 2200 block of North Fourth Street in Minneapolis.


Sardina-Padilla appeared in court Wednesday on charges of aiding and abetting attempted first-degree murder for the benefit of a gang, aiding and abetting attempted second-degree murder for the benefit of a gang, and abetting kidnapping for the benefit of a gang. His bail was set at $2 million, and his next court appearance is set for August 15.

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The other suspect in the case, 23-year-old Luis Alfredo Cortez Mendoza, of St. Paul, was taken into custody Saturday. He faces charges of attempted first-degree murder for the benefit of a gang, attempted second-degree murder for benefit of a gang and kidnapping for the benefit of a gang, and his next court appearance is set for June 24.

According to the criminal complaint, at 2:38 a.m. on June 9, officers responded to a call reporting a woman had been found on the road bleeding from a gunshot wound in the area of St. Croix Trail North and 124th Street North in Stillwater.

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An Uber driver reportedly found the woman in the road after dropping off a customer in the area. He stated in the complaint that he first assumed the woman was a "dead animal in the street."

According to the complaint, the woman underwent surgery and was able to provide a statement to police after "several days and several attempts."

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