Friday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. Tips are already pouring in on possible suspects accused of becoming unruly and violent during the Donald Trump protest earlier this week. Albuquerque Police sent out videos and pictures of two men police say one threw a grapefruit sized rock at an officer. The other chucked a metal rod at an officer. Police say others were seen throwing “cotton ball bombs” so more suspects could follow. The city is offering a reward in exchange for tips.
  2. I-25 near Socorro is back open Friday after a deadly officer-involved shooting that shut down a portion of the highway Thursday afternoon. State police tell us a deputy spotted a gold SUV that had reportedly been carjacked at knife point in Albuquerque and called for back-up. The driver eventually stopped and soon after State Police say two of its officers and the deputy fired shots. It’s not known if the suspect had a weapon. No names have been released.
  3. Friday will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms highs will reach the mid-70s to lower 80s. Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
  4. One of two stolen show dogs is back home, but police are still looking for the other one. Last week, someone stole the two Boston Terriers from the owner’s car at the Motel 6 near Central and Tramway. APD says a family, who recently bought one of the dogs, not knowing it was stolen, saw the news and called police.
  5. Local lake marinas, preparing for a big weekend, are warning about the hidden dangers of electric shock drownings. Elephant Butte Lake officials say check boats for faulty wiring. Never swim in or near marinas, docks or boatyards. And if you’re in the water and feel an electric current, tuck your legs to make yourself smaller and move away.

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The Santa Fe Police Department says it’s working on getting lapel cams for officers by this summer. Police officers in the capital were expected to start wearing the devices by last year in August, but the plan was never approved by city council and the chief retired. The new chief, Patrick Gallagher, now says officers could be wearing camera by June. He says the department has to draft a policy to use them first.

Police are investigating a home break-in that ended in gunfire overnight in southwest Albuquerque. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 2500 block of Ghost Ranch near Gibson and Messina Drive. Police say they’re looking for two suspects. According to APD, the homeowner was shot twice, but it’s unclear if they the shooting occurred inside or outside the home. APD says the suspects took off with the victim’s car. No word if the homeowner knew the suspects. So far there has been no arrest or a description of the suspects. The victim was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

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