Wednesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. New Mexico State Police are looking for a couple of vandals they say tagged their car with a vulgar message. It happened early Sunday morning, Someone spray painted a swear word in reference to officers on the squad car. It happened at an apartment complex in Albuquerque’s International District. The officer it belongs to wasn’t there at the time. No suspect has been caught. Officers were eventually able to clean the car off.
  2. APD is expected to make an announcement referring to the federal monitor. That federal monitor will oversee the reform process of the police department and make sure they are implementing changes the DOJ says they need to make. Right now there are 17 applicants. A judge has to approve the final selection. For more on this, go to
  3. We now know district Judge Alisa Hadfield will determine if there’s enough evidence to send two APD officers to trial for the shooting death of mentally-ill camper James Boyd. The district attorney filed charges against Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez this week.
  4. We’re waiting to learn more about the fatal officer-involved shooting  last night. APD says they were called to Constitution and San Mateo just before 5 p.m. in reference to two suspicious men walking around. One man was arrested. Police say the other starting shooting at officers. When officers caught up to him, APD says the suspect fired again and that’s when police fatally shot him.
  5. Expect more rain and snow today.

Top Morning Headlines

Protestors are planning to gather today at APD police headquarters in response to last night’s shooting. They will meet at 12:30 p.m. at 400 Roma NW.

Two Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies have been recognized for catching a man APD said shot a veteran officer. Deputies Braysen Deering and Wesley Buster caught Christopher Cook, 36, stumbling near Edith and Montano. When they realized it was Cook, they arrested him. He’s accused of shooting Officer Lou Golson, who is still recovering in the hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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