Dramatic body cam footage has captured the moment a police officer was shot while attempting to arrest a man on a bicycle.
Officer Chris Caron stopped a man, named in US media as 34-year-old Anthony Baca, for cycling in the middle of the raod.
Caron then chats to the Baca, asking him questions about his name, date of birth and his age.
After running a warrant check, Caron finds that Baca had an outstanding felony warrant for failure to appear in court.
But when the officer attempted to arrest, the suspect immediately fled on foot.
Giving chase, Caron cornered Baca in the yard of a nearby house before deploying his Taser.
But the device had no effect on the suspect and he turned and shot Caron in the upper thigh before fleeing from sight.
In the video, Officer Caron says radios for back up adding: “I might have been hit.
“My leg hurts. I don’t know if I’m hit.”
He then describes the suspect to another officer who takes over the chase.
The incident occurred in Clovis, New Mexico on August 29. Two days later, Baca handed himself into police and was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center.
He now faces charges of assault with intent to commit a violent felony upon a police officer, aggravated battery upon a police officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.
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