Man accused of shooting Clovis officer begins sentence

Clovis Police
Clovis Police

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man who shot a Clovis Police Officer begins his 15-year sentence Wednesday.

A jury found 35-year-old Anthony Baca guilty of shooting Officer Chris Caron while escaping arrest on a failure to appear warrant last August.

Authorities say a bullet grazed Caron’s thigh and he returned to work shortly after the shooting.

Earlier this year, Baca was convicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after threatening homeowner with a knife during a burglary. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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