CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – An attempt at stopping a stolen car turned into a high-speed police chase with one suspect shooting a gun out the back window. Police video shows the moment that the suspected shooter jumped out of the car and tried running from cops.
The incident happened early Friday morning on January 24, leading to the arrest of 21-year-old Jeremy Banning. Police say Banning was the suspect who fired more than a dozen shots at officers who were trying to stop him and another man.
Hours before the chase, police spotted a stolen Chevy SUV in the area of 21st Street and Norris Street in Clovis. That SUV disappeared around 2 a.m. Officers then found the SUV once again around 5 a.m.
A roughly ten-minute police chase ensued through the streets of Clovis, passing through several neighborhoods. Video shows both suspects eventually jumped out of the stolen SUV on a dirt road along the railroad tracks.
Banning is facing a list of charges including shooting from a moving vehicle and five counts of assaulting officers for that gunfire.
No one was hurt and Clovis Police are still looking for the driver who led police on the chase.