Former ABQ City Council candidate arrested for shooting during attempted take down of Oñate statue | KOB 4
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Former ABQ City Council candidate arrested for shooting during attempted take down of Oñate statue

KOB Web Staff
Updated: June 16, 2020 06:46 PM
Created: June 16, 2020 06:16 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police arrested Steven Baca, 31, in connection to the shooting in the Old Town area Monday night.

The shooting occurred as people were trying to tear down the statue of Juan de Oñate.

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Baca, a former candidate for the Albuquerque City Council, is charged with aggravated battery. 

Baca ran for the council in 2019, hoping to represent District 2, which covers downtown, part of the North Valley and areas near UNM.

He spoke with KOB 4 at the time, and said his focus was stopping crime.

"We have criminals in the parks, needles all over the streets, homeless cities homeless tents going up all throughout the district and people just committing crimes whenever they want," Baca said.

Baca was defeated in the city council race. 

His Twitter account shows him at a political rally in Rio Rancho, wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

He describes himself as "A Conservative-Libertarian millennial who is here to help cure the RC (Rulling-Class)."


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