Albuquerque Police identified Baca in a video posted to Facebook that shows protesters trying to tear down the statue of conquistador Juan de Oñate on the corner of Mountain and 19th Street.
According to a criminal complaint, the alleged shooter was pursued by other protesters before the shooting. Police report the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on Monday, June 15 when the demonstration started to escalate and protesters began to attempt to remove the statue.
A male reportedly grabbed a skateboard and swung it toward Baca's head. Then gunshots are heard. The complaint describes Baca as being recorded holding a black semi-automatic handgun and firing several shots. The male dressed in black allegedly struck Baca with the longboard, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.