Bodycam video released Tuesday shows an encounter between officer Chris Caron and Anthony Baca, a man believed to have shot Caron during a chase on foot / Source: The Clovis Police Department
CLOVIS, N.M. (KFDA) -
Bodycam video released by the Clovis Police Department shows the moments before officer Chris Caron was shot in the leg while attempting to arrest a man on a felony warrant.
Officer Caron stopped a bicyclist, who identified himself as Anthony Baca, in the 900 block of Wallace Street late last month for a traffic violation, an encounter detailed in the opening minute of the video released on Facebook Tuesday.
The video continues as Baca tries to leave the scene on foot after Caron stated he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant.
(WARNING: Video contains graphic content and strong language. Viewer discretion advised.)
Caron can be seen running after the suspect and deploying his taser during the chase, which ended after a gun was fired and the officer went down. Authorities later said Caron was shot in the left thigh and was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
Baca was taken into custody two days later without incident and booked into the Curry County jail. He faces felony assault charges.
In a post on its Facebook page, the Clovis Police Department said it chose to upload the video to highlight the bravery of Caron and other officers, as well as the outpouring of support shown by the Clovis community.