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Authorities release 911 calls from citywide crime spree that left 1 suspect dead

Jesus Rael. (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) Jesus Rael. (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)
Marana Police confirm the suspect, who led police on the chase from the south side, was killed. (Source: Tucson News Now) Marana Police confirm the suspect, who led police on the chase from the south side, was killed. (Source: Tucson News Now)
A KOLD News 13 viewer said an elderly man was run over by a carjacking suspect outside a doctor's office in the 1400 block of West Valencia Road. (Source: KOLD News 13) A KOLD News 13 viewer said an elderly man was run over by a carjacking suspect outside a doctor's office in the 1400 block of West Valencia Road. (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Police have released the 911 calls from a citywide crime spree that left one man dead. 

The incident happened in July 2016, after Marana police located 31-year-old Jesus Rael, who was the suspect of a bank robbery. 

[READ: UPDATE: Authorities identify suspect killed during chaotic crime spree]

Rael, who police said had an extensive criminal history and ties to gangs, rammed an Marana Police Department vehicle and fled before crashing his vehicle near on I-19 at Ajo Way.

Armed with a shotgun, he then began shooting at officers. 

"K, we have shots fired, Officer I-19 Ajo. We have a suspect vehicle southbound I-19," a police officer can be heard telling dispatch. 

Dispatchers called for help as Marana police were outgunned by Rael on the freeway.

As officers took cover, Rael stole a Marana police car and drove off.

Minutes later, 911 calls started pouring in from people who saw Rael carjack a man in a medical center parking lot near Valencia Road.

911 caller: We just had a patient getting out of the car was hijacked at gunpoint. He was run over. Can you please send someone over please? 

Dispatcher: OK, sure. And the patient what, he was getting out of his vehicle?

911 woman caller: Yes, with the wife. He's handicapped and seen someone gunpoint. The patient, and they pulled him out and he took off in the car.

Rael led police on a chase that ended in a midtown neighborhood, where he opened fire on Tucson police officers while trying to steal one of their cars.

A man living nearby heard the whole thing before calling 911.

TPD: And how many shots did you hear? 

911 caller: Umm… I think I heard six and it sounded like multiple weapons. 

TPD: Six shots you said?

911 caller: I think so.

TPD: Did you hear any yelling and screaming?

911 caller: Some yelling and there's a wrecked police car right outside my door...

Rael was shot dead by an officer, ending his chaotic citywide crime spree.

"Uh I see a body now. It looks like whoever, someone's injured or dead," the 911 caller tells the dispatcher.

The TPD, MPD, DPS and UA Police Department were all involved in the incident.

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