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Crime Trackers: Man arrested for attempting to kill girlfriend with vehicle

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A man who reportedly had over 250 run-ins with law enforcement is now locked up. The latest incident includes attempted kidnapping, aggravated assault and attempted murder.

Shane Mack is at the Pima County Jail under a $500,000 cash bond.

Pima County Sheriff's Department Domestic Violence Unit said he allegedly tried to kill his girlfriend on April 1.

"It definitely was a deadly and dangerous situation," Det. Scott Dunaway said. "Mack used his vehicle to ram into his girlfriend's vehicle six times. She had her 5-year-old child inside and another passenger."

News 4 Tucson obtained the 911 call made to PCSD.

Caller: Camino de la Tierra, oh he's ramming us in the back of the truck (tires screeching)

911 Dispatcher:  Los Reales and Camino de la Tierra. Give me a description of the vehicle.

Caller:  We're here by (inaudible) school please help us.

Caller:  He's stopping at Los Reales

911 Dispatcher:  He stopped?

Caller: Oh no, no, no. He's still coming. He lost his tire, he's still coming

Dunaway said even though Mack blew out a tire, he continued to come after his girlfriend.

"After he wasn't able to use his vehicle as a weapon, he got out of the vehicle and assaulted the male passenger," said Dunaway. "The male passenger was able to fight him off."

Six deputies responded. The girlfriend told the dispatcher she was trying to leave Shane Mack. The girlfriend also told the dispatcher, "I’m scared for my life."

Det. Tory Schwartz also works in the Domestic Violence Unit. He said this is not the first time the victim had called 911. 

"Domestic violence starts as psychological, verbal abuse and it builds from there," said Schwartz. "It escalates to the point of physical violence and it can lead to death."

On Tuesday, the FIST unit, the San Xavier Directed Patrol, the Robbery Assault Unit and the Domestic Violence  Detectives served an arrest and a search warrant on Shane Mack.

"While still inside his home, he held a knife to his throat, threatening to harm himself," said Dunaway.

Officers talked to him and he surrendered.

"Mr. Mack is a very dangerous person," said Dunaway. "The fact he was able to be apprehended in the manner in which it was done, greatly improves the safety and the quality of life for the residence of Pima County."

If you or someone you know is in an abusive situation, there are resources available. Visit pcao.pima.gov, domesticviolence.orgemergecenter.org and surviving-domestic-violence.com.

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