Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

  1. Albuquerque police are investigating a shooting during an armed robbery. It happened at a Domino’s Pizza location near 12th and Menaul. It’s not clear if the person who was shot is the robber or a by stander, but they are in critical condition. Right now, police are not releasing information on the victim or saying if they have a suspect.
  2. Today expect it to be partly cloudy, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Then scattered showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in some portions of the state later this afternoon.
  3. Heavy rain led to flash flooding in parts of the state and lots of damage in Jemez Valley. One homeowner told KRQE News 13 the rain came down so hard Saturday afternoon that her trailer was lifted off its foundation and it was swept away. She says she and her neighbors have thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to their property.
  4. Police are searching for the person who opened fire on an Albuquerque home killing a teenager. Last night, friends and family gathered, to remember 17-year-old, Jaydon Chavez-Silver. The Manzano high teen, was shot and killed Friday night after someone sprayed bullets into a home where he was hanging out with friends. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.
  5. It’s Fourth of July week. The mayor and the Albuquerque Fire Department are encouraging you to enjoy the big, public fireworks displays instead buying and lighting your own fireworks. AFD said if you do buy fireworks, buy locally to ensure that they are legal. Anyone who is caught with illegal fireworks could be fined up to $500.

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Early detection of a fire could mean the difference between life and death. That’s why the Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms in hundreds of Albuquerque homes. Over the weekend the organization along with dozens of volunteers went door to door in a neighborhood near Candelaria and I-40. The groups installed new smoke alarms in people’s houses, tested them out then talked with homeowners about an evacuation plan. The install event is all part of a national campaign to reduce home fire caused injuries and deaths.

Protesters made good on their promise to speak up for peacocks this weekend. They showed up Saturday at the Rio Grande Zoo demanding the birds be allowed to continue to roam free. Earlier this week the zoo announced plans to re-locate some peacocks. A two year old boy was pecked last month when taking a picture near one. Many people are unhappy about the decision to move them.

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