August 6th Morning Rush: Police investigate after man shot, killed in downtown Albuquerque


1. One man is dead after shots were fired around 10 p.m. Sunday night in downtown Albuquerque. Details are very limited, but the shooting took place in the area of 6th and 7th Street along Central.  When officers arrived, they found Gerard Fraire dead from gunshot wounds. Officers say bystanders jumped into action to try and save Fraire, but were unsuccessful. Police say they do not have anybody in custody at this time. If you do have any information about this shooting, police are asking you to call 242-cops.

Full Story: One man dead following shooting in downtown Albuquerque


2. The Albuquerque City Council is expected to discuss Mayor Tim Keller’s Topgolf veto. City council can override the mayor’s veto during Monday’s meeting. City councilors want to give Topgolf more than $2.5 million in tax breaks and incentives. However, Mayor Keller vetoed the proposal last month. He says he wants to perfect job creation and protect taxpayers. Co-sponsor of the ordinance, City Councilor Diane Gibson says the city council will address the mayor’s concerns and possibly go around him. The city says it will work with councilors to best serve the people of Albuquerque.

Full Story: Albuquerque City Council to discuss Mayor’s Topgolf veto


3. A mild morning will give way to a hot afternoon with widespread 80s and 90s expected on Monday. Spotty to scattered storms will develop Monday afternoon, stretching from southwest to northeast New Mexico.

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast


4. A Georgia man accused of abducting his 3-year old son along with four other adults was found hiding out in a Taos county compound. Siraj Wahhaj is facing charges. He and his 3-year old son Abdul suddenly disappeared from Clayton County, Georgia in December. In May, a tip came in that they might be in Taos County. On Friday, Taos County Deputies and other law enforcement found the two hiding out on a property near Amalia. Wahhaj and another man were arrested, Wahhaj’s son was not there. Investigators did find 11 malnourished children and three women, one of which is pregnant. The sheriff says the charges come after a CYFD investigation. Wahhaj will be extradited back to Georgia on a child abduction warrant.

Full Story: Eleven children found in ‘makeshift compound’ taken into CYFD custody


5. Lovington native and Lobo football legend Brian Urlacher now sits among the greats of the game in the NFL Hall of Fame. The eight-time pro bowler for the Chicago bears was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night. In his speech, he thanked everyone that helped him accomplish his 13-year professional football career. Urlacher also thanked his mother, who he calls the hardest working person he’s ever known. 

Full Story: It’s official! Brian Urlacher enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame


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