KRQE newsfeed: family history, police shootings, thunderstorms, voting at the stadium, Balloon Fiesta volunteers

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The five facts of Monday

[1] Father of college murder suspect once shot near school – Police say Washington high school murder suspect’s father was involved in brawl that turned into a shootout outside another school Albuquerque in 2018. Police arrested a 13-year-old teenager on Friday. Juan Saucedo of Washington Middle School charged with shooting and killing 13-year-old Bennie Hargrove. Juan’s father, Juan Saucedo Sr, reportedly told police Juan Jr. took his gun home. In April 2018, KRQE News 13 reported that a feud had turned into a shootout between Juan Saucedo Sr. and another man in the Highland High School pickup line. Given the father’s background, detectives are looking at all of the factors that may have contributed to the August 13 shooting.

[2] 1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting involving an officer in northeast Albuquerque – A multi-agency task force is investigating a shooting involving an officer that left a car theft suspect dead in the northeast east of Albuquerque. Police said it started when two officers found a stolen car at Walmart off Wyoming and the northeast on Sunday night. A man and a woman then got out of the stolen vehicle and led the police in a short foot chase. Officers say the man drew a gun and two officers fired. The man died instantly and the woman was taken into police custody. The Albuquerque Police Department did not release the names of the suspects or officers involved.

[3] Strong, severe thunderstorms to start the work week – Monday is mostly dry and partly sunny. Only a few showers are coming to an end around Gallup, Farmington and Corridor 550. Monday will be partly sunny and dry until the afternoon and evening when thunderstorms develop in all the mountains. Storms will move south / southeast of the mountains, bringing widespread storms to lower elevations.

[4] Councilors are pushing to explore the city’s west side for United Stadium – Albuquerque city council is expected to vote on whether to ask a question on the November ballot over the stadium funding proposed by New Mexico United. If Albuquerque voters say yes to the $ 50 million bond later this year, the stadium is expected to go up in downtown Albuquerque. Councilors are also expected to vote on a resolution that would open the west side for consideration as a possible location.

[5] Volunteers needed for this year’s Balloon Fiesta – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is looking for volunteers. They are looking for hostesses, museum store employees and tour guides. This year, the Balloon Fiesta will take place from October 2-10.


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