CAPTURED: Kidnapping suspect in Colorado who reportedly held a female Uber driver at gunpoint and told her to drive to the desert

Kidnapping suspect Adam Salaz. Photo courtesy GJPD.
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE
Police are reporting the suspect was caught in New Mexico.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Police in Colorado are on the hunt for a man who reportedly tried to kidnap his Uber driver at gunpoint and force her to drive him to the desert.

The crime happened on Friday at about 11:40 p.m. The female Uber driver told police she picked up a man from an address in Fruita who hired her to drive him downtown. As she was driving, the man pulled out a handgun and told her to take him to the desert.

The female victim told police she jumped out of the car while it was moving and the car crashed in the area of 25 Road and G Road in Grand Junction. A witness saw the victim jump from the car, the crash and also saw a male suspect in the car.

When police got to the scene the suspect and victim's vehicle were gone. Thankfully the victim only had minor injuries.

Grand Junction Police identified a suspect as 23-year-old Adam Salaz. An arrest warrant for kidnapping was issued. Salaz is pictured at the top of this article. He may be driving a white 2019 Toyota C-HR with Colorado license plate ABJL93.

Salaz is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him or know where he is, call 911 immediately.

It isn't clear if the case is connected to an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday along I-70 at about 2 p.m. near New Castle. Click here for more on that story.