Jesus Molina Owns the SUV That Struck and Killed Phoenix Cop Daryl Raetz, Police Say

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The SUV that killed Phoenix cop Daryl Raetz.
Police have identified the owner of the SUV that hit and killed Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz on Sunday.

The problem is, at the time of this post, neither the owner of that SUV, 24-year-old Jesus Cabrera Molina, nor anyone else has been charged in Raetz's death.

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Officer Raetz and his partner were finishing up at the scene of a DUI stop around 3:30 a.m. Sundaty near 51st Avenue and Cambridge (south of Thomas), when Raetz was struck by a vehicle.

The driver who hit Raetz proceeded to drive away, and Raetz, just 29 years old, died after being transported to a hospital.

Cops in Surprise spotted the SUV a little after 1 p.m. Sunday being driven by Molina.

The housings on brake lights and headlights of the green Ford Expedition were tinted, matching the description of the SUV that hit Raetz in Phoenix. Parts recovered from the crime scene matched parts missing from Molina's SUV, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Although Molina's father told police that Molina's the only one who drives the SUV, police haven't been able to definitively say that Molina was driving the vehicle when it hit Raetz.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells us that no one's been arrested in Raetz's death, now more than 24 hours after Molina's arrest.

Further, court documents note that another officer saw this vehicle 90 minutes after it hit Raetz, and this officer has since identified Molina as the guy he saw driving.

Police do have access to Molina, even though he hasn't been charged in Raetz's death, because when he stepped out of the SUV yesterday during the traffic stop in Surprise, a bag of cocaine fell out of his pocket, according to the court documents.

He's in the country illegally, so he's being held in jail without bond due to Proposition 100.

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gutierrezpaty83
gutierrezpaty83

Many of you pay more attention to the illegal part than anything else. As of today he is still a suspect and the racism that you all have is more powerful than the overall view. Some of you say that if Jesus wasn't here that the fallen officer would still be here and yes I understand that but illegal immigrants aren't the only ones turning lives upside down in country. If he would of been legal the racist people in this page wouldn't be paying much attention. What about the Jodi arias case ? she's a citizen an killed her boyfriend without any mercy and she's not the only citizen who has done outrageous thing like that. People make bad decisions no matter their race or color. So many of you need to stop acting like the people of your same race are angels and do no bad. I'm not even going to bother putting names. 

swmkm
swmkm

And when he officially gets charged with the crime, you slimeballs will write a big article defending him. Guarantee it. How many previous arrests did he have? You see he had cocaine on him. This country makes me sick.

sierramst67
sierramst67

I am terribly sad to see that an officer was killed

These officers out more on the line than we can ever imagine, and I am grateful for that. I am also very grateful for the fact that they are willing to abide by the laws and thus research the evidence before condemning who is responsible.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

On a side note, why oh why, after all the officers hit by cars, do they still approach the driver's side rather than the passenger side?  I was told this week that the Az DPS do in fact, go to the passenger's side..  Why are any of them still doing this?  It seems a simple solution to just change their policy on that.  How many more dead officers does it take to change this!  And no, they have just as much control from the other side of the vehicle.   

kid_morgan
kid_morgan

I wonder if this will affect his path to citizenship.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I agree with Jaffy about what should be done with this SOB. But I do want to point out that what the cops are doing is the intended use of Prop. 100. It should not make people who are (yes) illegally in this country subject to being unbondable and incarcerated just because they're trying to make an honest buck to support their families. I'm sure that even hard-hearted Jaffy can see things from this perspective. Unless, of course he wants to bus his own table the next time he eats out or change his own linens the next time he takes a trick to Motel 6.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Charge him and give him the death penalty. He killed a cop!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

"He's in the country illegally, so he's being held in jail without bond due to Proposition 100."  Great! MCAO finally uses Prop. 100 appropriately for its intended purposes - to hold an undocumented immigrant accused of drug possession and suspected in the hit-and-run death of a cop.

TaylorJ
TaylorJ

@gutierrezpaty83 Yes, we have plenty of citizens in the USA who commit criminal acts. They are our problem to deal with since they are CITIZENS. We certainly don't need any extra criminals in the form of ILLEGAL ALIENS. They should not be our problem. We should not have to spend a ton of taxpayer money to REPEATEDLY arrest these CAREER CRIMINALS.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK  nice to see you expressing your hate before expressing your condolences to his family. there is a fund set up at any Midfirst bank you could be donating to instead of just sitting back and spewing hate. today is my day off and i planned on making a contribution, why dont you?  is it because you are only concerned about your hatred for illegals instead of the loss of the life of a man who fought for his country and then jumped right up and put himself in a job that kept him in the line of danger to continue protecting people like you? where would your outrage be if the guy wasnt illegal? you wouldnt be able to pipe in with "ANOTHER GODDAM ILLEGAL" and start off with a comment of sorrow over the loss of a human life, so that means you probably wouldnt comment at all.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@yourproductsucks Correct - these are the situations it was designed for, an illegal immigrant causing death or serious injury or committing a horrible crime, not as an enfrocement tool for illegal immigration.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@yourproductsucks More like being used as designed,instead of targeting those big,bad dishwashers and cooks .

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 Excuse me but there are thousands of citizens who just want to make an honest buck too and they should come first before illegals. It's a fact that illegal aliens are not authorized to work here, period.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan so, should we just bypass the whole legal system then? forget the evidence, forget the jury, just take em outside and put two in his head right? lol just more of an example of how you are NOT about the law, and only about your hate...

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public Of course he is being held without bond - he killed a cop. Or would you rather see him get released?  Plus he's an illegal alien and shouldn't have been here in the first place.

swmkm
swmkm

@danzigsdaddy @HILLFOLKREDNECK It is anger/outrage because that officer would be alive today if he didn't live in a coward nation that is too afraid to secure its border, too afraid to tell foreigners that they don't have the right to break into our country and just start living here. That's why!!!!!!!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@danzigsdaddy @HILLFOLKREDNECK I DO SUPPORT MY LOCAL SHERIFF AND LAW ENFORCEMENT!!   WISH PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELVE WOULD WAKE UP HERE YOU ARE SUPPORTING AN ILLEGAL ALIEN THAT KILLED A MAN OF THE LAW? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON BOY?  ONE DAY YOULL LEARN BY THEN IT MIGHT BE TO LATE THEN WHEN THEYVE ALL INFILITRATED OUR GODDAM COUNTRY.   ALL THESE ILLEGALS THAT ARE HERE NOW NEED TO HOLD A CARWASH FOR THE MAN OF THE LAW THEY KILLED, AT LEAST GIVE BACK SOMETHING INSTEAD OF BEING ON FOODSTAMPS AND TAKE, TAKE, TAKE.  ILLEGALS NEED TO BE DEPORTED RIGHT NOW BEFORE MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE DIE.  THANK YOU.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @eric.nelson745 lol more like there are thousands out there that bitch about illegals taking their jobs, when in reality they just want to collect welfare and blame illegals as an excuse not to work...im sure many do want to work though, but not at medial jobs they think they are above doing. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@JoeArpaioFan No.  I said that it is great and most appropriate that he be held without bond. 

Reading is fundamental - you should try it sometime.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK nimrod, when have i ever supported illegal immigration? if you read my comment, i am expressng the concern for his family that you never did. you are just using this for a springboard for your hate and could care less if a life was lost or not. if you truly were...........you would have extolled your sympathies for the family first. and lastly, not only do i support our constitution, i fought for it. what have you done to defend your country and its constitution? i see a patriot  who not only put his life on the line, but did it and lost his life. you? you only see an illegal. get your F@#*ing head out of your ass and express remorse and condolences to the family who lost a hero before turning it into a rant against illegals. i am sure the family is happy knowing that their loved one lost his life only to be a secondary thought. you are truly a douchebag.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@swmkm sympathy should precede hate. i agree, this country is too afraid to do anything, and i am not for illegal immigration, i just feel that the hill rod is just using this to vent his hatred for mexicans before expressing his remorse over the loss of a man willing to sacrifice his life in his job

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@swmkm @danzigsdaddy @HILLFOLKREDNECK DAMN RIGHT!!  FINALLY SOME SENSE AROUND HERE!!  ALL THESE FOLKS SUPPORTING THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN WHO KILLED A MAN OF THE LAW IS PROOF OUR COUNTRY IS OVERAN WITH COMMUNISTS THAT DONT CARE FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE LAW.  HELL THEY WONT BE HAPPY TIL EVERYTHINGS WRITTEN IN SPANISH AND WERE ALL LISTENING TO TELEMUNDO!!!

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