Investigators identify man accused of intimidating witness in protest shooting case

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of threatening a witness in a high-profile case has been arrested. Friday, authorities took Daniel Carr in for allegedly going to the home of a witness, armed with a gun; just a day after that witness testified.

It all started at the protest near Old Town on June 15, where police said 31-year-old Steven Baca opened fire on Scott Williams at the protest over the Juan De Onate statue. At Baca’s preliminary hearing earlier this month, Baca’s lawyers argued he acted in self-defense. “His intent is not to injure,” his lawyer said. “His intent is to survive.”

Now, a second man is under arrest for allegedly intimidating a witness that testified against Baca during that hearing. According to the arrest warrant, 34-year-old Daniel Carr showed up to the home of the witness on August 14, the day after the witness testified. Carr knocked on the door and repeatedly asked in the witness was home.

The person who answered the door said no, even though the witness was inside. The person noticed Carr’s hands trembling and became frightened. When Carr started to walk away, the person saw Carr had a black handgun in a holster on his right hip. She started to take cell phone video.

She asked in the video why Carr was there. Carr reportedly replied, “Because you guys are destroying our city. You guys are part of Antifa, correct?” Carr also reportedly threatened that more people would be coming to their house. He eventually left in a black truck.

Friday, authorities served a search warrant at Carr’s home. They found a similar firearm and holster in a black truck in the driveway, plus several other handguns and rifles in the home. Carr admitted to being the person who went to the home of the witness but said he did nothing wrong.

The arrest warrant also stated that back in June, Carr pointed a gun at drivers at an intersection near his westside home, yelling at people and holding up signs that read, “All lives matter” and “F— BLM.” He is currently being held on a no-bond hold.

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