ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There was another officer-involved shooting by Albuquerque Police. This one happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday off of Central Avenue and 60th Street on the Westside. APD Chief Gorden Eden says a man came out of an apartment and started shooting at officers, who shot back. The man was hit, and transported to UNM Hospital, his condition is unknown. The officers were not hurt. The investigation is in its preliminary stages.
The helmet-cam of APD fatal shooting of a homeless man camping illegally in Albuquerque’s foothills went viral, generating a lot of negative comments. On Tuesday night, there an estimated 1,000 person marched to APD headquarters protesting police shootings. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the families of people shot by Albuquerque police and community activists will be briefed about the ongoing federal investigation by the Department of Justice. The meeting is closed to the public.
Walmart is recalling a popular doll because it can burn children. The “My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Dolls” have a circuit board in the chest that could catch fire. So far, the dolls have burned at least two people.
Good news about Rico, the APD dog shot in the line of duty last week. Rico should be able to run and jump again in the next month. His handler, Officer Ken Ronzone says, if it wasn’t for Rico, he thinks the suspect would probably have shot at officers.