ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – State Police have identified the suspect who led police on a chase along I-25 Wednesday as 35-year-old Jeremiah John Baldwin.
Police say Baldwin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in a car near Glorieta.
The interstate was shut down in both directions while State Police pursued Baldwin near Glorieta.
Officials say it all started when Albuquerque police engaged in a vehicle chase with Baldwin, who was wanted for an outstanding felony warrant. The warrants were for Failure to Comply for Criminal Sexual Penetration.
Police say at approximately 6:30 p.m., Northeast Area Command Officers were dispatched to the area of 4400 Montgomery after a caller said that they observed a male matching the description of a known wanted sexual offender sitting in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
APD says when officers approached the suspect’s vehicle, the driver, Baldwin, immediately attempted to ram marked police units and the officers inside.
After officers requested air support, APD says air support was able to pick up the vehicle heading northbound on I-25. As the vehicle left Albuquerque, it was picked up by State Police.
Police then held Baldwin at gun point near Glorieta until he shot himself at about 1 a.m.