November 19th Morning Rush: Suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in NW Albuquerque

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1. A suspect is still recovering and remains stable at UNM Hospital after being wounded in an officer-involved shooting. A joint task force including Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police will continue their investigation into what lead up to an Albuquerque Police Officer firing his weapon. The shooting occurred early Sunday morning in northwest Albuquerque. APD says they were responding to a domestic violence call involving a man with a gun near 67th Street and St Josephs Avenue. Police say the suspect then allegedly threatened responding officers and ultimately fired multiple shots at them. According to APD, at least one officer fired back, striking the suspect. The suspect’s identity is still not being released.

Full Story: Suspect hospitalized following officer-involved shooting in northwest Albuquerque

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2. An Albuquerque man who allegedly got into an argument with a local business owner is waking up behind bars Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Rashad Ortiz was inside the San Pedro Smoke Shop near San Pedro and Gibson when witnesses say he pointed a stolen gun at the owner. Police say when they arrived at the scene, they saw Ortiz trying to throw the gun away. While arresting Ortiz, police say he had various drugs on him. Ortiz is facing several charges – including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Full Story: Albuquerque man arrested following scary scene at local smoke shop

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3. A mostly quiet start to the week with Monday’s afternoon highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s under a mostly sunny sky. 

Full Story: Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast

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4. Ski resorts across New Mexico are preparing for their opening weekends. Two resorts are already open to the public and another ten aren’t far behind. Over the last several weeks in certain parts, more than a foot of snow has fallen – just in time for Sipapu Ski Resort to open over the weekend. Purgatory Ski also opened this weekend. Snow sports contribute about $500 million to businesses on an average year for the state.

Full Story: Ski season off to a great start, officials say 

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5. Meow Wolf is getting worldwide recognition. “Time Out Media” came out with the top 50 things to do in the world. Coming in at number four is Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. It calls the interactive installation a great place for kids and gives kuddos for its mind-bending entertainment for adults. It also calls Meow Wolf an award-winning music venue.

Full Story: Meow Wolf makes list of ‘Top 50 things to do in the world right now’

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