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NM Man Who Shot At Protester Has Been Identified As A Trump Supporter: Report

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Steven Ray Baca, the man who shot an anti-racism protester in Alburquerque, New Mexico, has now been identified as a supporter of Donald Trump.

“A former city council candidate has been arrested and charged after police say he shot and critically injured a protester during a demonstration calling for the removal of the “La Jornada” sculpture in front of the Albuquerque Museum Monday night,” the Albuquerque Journal reported. “Steven Ray Baca, 31, was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center early Tuesday morning. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon with a firearm enhancement.”

“Police say 39-year-old Scott Williams was shot several times in the torso and is in critical but stable condition at University of New Mexico Hospital,” the newspaper added. “In 2019, Baca, the son of a former Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy, ran on a platform that was critical of the current city leadership and existing federal settlement agreements that impose restrictions on law enforcement. He called local officials ‘complete wimps when it comes to fighting crime.’ He lost in the six-way race to represent Downtown.”

Take a look at Baca’s tweets below:

There were also reports of Baca shoving women before the shooting.

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