Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

SW Albuquerque shooting
SW Albuquerque shooting

Five facts you need to know:

  1. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital with a gun shot wound to his chest. Deputies say they were called a little after midnight, to the intersection of Gun Club and Karrol, just west of Coors. No word yet on a possible suspect.
  2. Prosecutors could have some damaging evidence against the suspect accused of making a bomb threat that forced the shut down of several Albuquerque businesses last week. Ryan Perdue faced a judge over the weekend, where he said, “I didn’t intend to hurt anybody,” trying to explain why he told Penske employees he had explosives in his rented moving truck. No bombs were found. Perdue is facing a year and a half sentence if convicted.
  3. Monday, expect it to be mostly sunny in the morning. Then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 70’s to lower 80’s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour, shifting to the west to 10 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight, partly cloudy, isolated showers, and thunderstorms in the evening. Then isolated shower after midnight.
  4. Albuquerque Police are warning about a troubling trend, saying more burglars are taking firearms. In the last four months, 34 firearms were taken from the Foothills area alone during burglaries. APD is now asking gun owners to make sure their weapons are locked up at all times.
  5. An Albuquerque artist is trying to find a New Mexico family she ran into just by chance to highlight them in her next project. Natalie Voelker said three years ago she helped a family stranded on I-25, after their bluish-gray van had broken down. She said it was a Hispanic man with dark hair and tattoos on his face, his grandmother and a child. The man worked in the construction businesses, if this sounds familiar give KRQE News 13 a call.

Top Morning Headlines:

New Mexico’s largest city could be joining dozens of other communities around the nation that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources. Albuquerque city councilors on Monday are scheduled to take up a resolution that calls for getting at least 25 percent of the electricity used by city facilities from solar by 2025.

The top FBI agent from New Mexico says strengthening relationships with other law enforcement agencies across the state has emerged as a top priority after his appointment in December. FBI Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade says collaboration with state, local and tribal agencies is critical within his division.

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