Clovis police officer shot after stopping man on bicycle

Clovis Police
Clovis Police

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – Clovis police are searching for a man accused of shooting an officer in the leg late Monday night following a traffic stop.

Anthony Baca
Anthony Baca

Clovis police say an Officer Chris Caron stopped a man on a bicycle in the 900 block of Wallace St. for a minor traffic offense around 11:30 p.m. A warrant check revealed the man, 34-year-old Anthony Baca, had an outstanding felony warrant for failure to appear in court.

When Officer Caron attempted to arrest him, police say Baca fled on foot. The officer chased him, deploying his Taser when Baca attempted to scale a fence. However, the Taser had no effect and that’s when police say Baca pulled out a gun and shot Officer Caron.

Additional officers arrived on scene and Officer Caron was transported to a local medical center where he was treated for his wound and then released.

However, Clovis police officers say they have been unable to locate Baca.

Baca is now wanted for assault with intent to commit a violent felony upon a peace officer, aggravated battery on a peace officer, and resisting, evading or obstructing a police officer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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