Bodycam Shows Officer Shot While Trying To Make Arrest
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.
The video continues as Baca tries to leave the scene on foot after Caron stated he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant. 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.
The Clovis Police Department said it chose to release the video to highlight the bravery of Caron and other officers, as well as the outpouring of support shown by the Clovis community.