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Past articles by Martin:

Vasquez apparent winner in CD2 race

New Mexico Democrat Gabe Vasquez appears to have eked out a win in the hard-fought contest for the 2nd Congressional District, besting incumbent Republican Yvette Herrell by just over 1,000 votes. With all 650 precincts in the district fully reporting, Vasquez had 1,015 more votes than Herrell, according to unofficial returns posted on the Secretary […] → Read More

Authorities investigating fatal police shooting in NE ABQ

Albuquerque police officers responding to a crash early Saturday morning in Northeast Albuquerque shot and killed the vehicle’s driver after an officer saw what appeared to be a firearm, authorities said. Tramway remained shut down between Rover and Menaul as of 9 a.m. Saturday as authorities processed the scene. The Multi-Agency Task Force is investigating […] → Read More

APD: Sunday shooting leaves two dead in Northeast Albuquerque

Male and female found at scene with gunshot wounds → Read More

3 shot in SE Albuquerque Saturday night

One of the people died at the scene near East Central and Tramway → Read More

APD seeking silver sedan in connection with murders of Muslim men

Police said the vehicle officers are looking for is a dark gray or silver, four-door Volkswagen, perhaps a Jetta or a Passat, with tinted windows → Read More

Three shot in Northwest Albuquerque

Albuquerque police say one person was killed and at least two others were wounded when gunfire erupted in Northwest Albuquerque late Friday night. Officer Chase Jewell, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, which occurred near Atrisco Drive and Milne Road NW. He said officers were dispatched to the area […] → Read More

Amber alert canceled after missing 1-year-old found

Two hours after issuing an Amber alert for a 1-year-old boy they said had been abducted by his mother, authorities canceled it, saying the boy was no longer missing. “Dakota (Sadrick) has been located and is safe,” State Police said shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The agency didn’t say where the boy was found or […] → Read More

APD: Two women killed in separate Monday night shootings

Albuquerque police say two women were shot to death in separate shootings that occurred less than two miles away from each other Monday night. Lt. Ray Del Greco, of the Albuquerque Police Department, said the homicides don’t appear to be connected. “Although these homicides are close in proximity and time we do not have any […] → Read More

1 dead, 1 in custody after APD standoff ends in house fire

Tyken Coleman and his mother Sundra Coleman, who live in a house that burned down during an APD SWAT situation on San Joaquin Ave. SE, wait for officers to come talk to them on Thursday morning. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal) APD officers talk to family member who own a house that burned down during an APD SWAT situation on San Joaquin Ave. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal) Albuquerque Police Chief… → Read More

APD investigating fatal overnight shooting

Albuquerque police say a woman was shot to death early Tuesday morning in a Westgate neighborhood. Officer Chase Jewell, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said officers were dispatched to Alexis Avenue and 86th Street at around 2 a.m. after someone reported a shooting. He said responding officers found a woman who had succumbed to gunshot […] → Read More

APD detectives investigating after 2 found dead overnight

Two people were killed and a third person was injured early Wednesday morning in what police initially called a single-vehicle crash but later said could be a homicide scene. Authorities said officers were dispatched to the crash near Central and Tingley just after midnight. “New information learned by officers on scene has prompted the APD […] → Read More

APD: 2 shot to death in west Albuquerque

Albuquerque police investigate a homicide Sunday morning at 98th and Central NW. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal) Police say two people were shot to death at separate locations in west Albuquerque on Sunday morning and a “person of interest” is in custody and being questioned. Lt. Ray Del Greco, who oversees the Albuquerque Police Department’s violent crimes unit, said that from what… → Read More

Albuquerque police shoot, kill man in what appears to be suicide by cop

Albuquerque police say officers shot and killed a man early Sunday morning after he approached those officers and told them he had a gun and refused several orders to drop it. Chief Harold Medina told reporters investigators have retrieved what appears to be an airsoft gun from the scene and noted that the shooting appears […] → Read More

APD investigating SE Albuquerque homicide

Albuquerque homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found at a Southeast Albuquerque intersection early Monday morning. Lt. Ray Del Greco, who oversees the Albuquerque Police Department’s homicide unit, said a Central New Mexico Community College worker called APD’s Emergency Communications Center at about 6:40 a.m. to report that a male […] → Read More

False report of active gunman disrupts Santa Fe hospital

A bogus report of an active gunman at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe spawned a massive police presence at the facility for hours on Thursday evening. The Santa Fe Police Department said in a news release late Thursday that they determined after a two-and-a-half hour search of the facility that there […] → Read More

Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire now largest wildfire in state history

The teams battling the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire said Monday morning that the blaze has grown to more than 298,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in New Mexico history. It took just 40 days for the wildfire to achieve that dubious distinction, chasing thousands of people from their homes and destroying more than 580 […] → Read More

APD investigating fatal shooting in Southeast ABQ

Police say a man was shot to death early Wednesday morning in Southeast Albuquerque. Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department, said police responded around 12:30 a.m. to a shooting in the area of Cardenas and Southern SE. Officers found a man who had been fatally shot and was lying in the street. […] → Read More

Three dead in shooting outside West Side store

Police say three people were found shot to death outside of the Party City near Cottonwood Mall on Sunday afternoon. Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said investigators believe the shooter was one of the three found dead. “All indications are that the shooter is on scene and did take their life,” he told reporters at […] → Read More

Firefighters battle blaze on Edith

Crews from Albuquerque Fire Rescue and the Bernalillo County Fire Department worked into the night to put out a blaze that broke out at a commercial building at 5021 Edith Boulevard NE Tuesday night. Firefighters dispatched to the scene at about 9 p.m. found the main structure and multiple tractor-trailers burning, AFR said in a […] → Read More

APD investigating fatal shooting

Albuquerque police say officers responding to a single vehicle crash in Northeast Albuquerque Sunday night found a person who appeared to have been shot. The crash occurred at Tahiti Street and Morenci Avenue, near Candelaria and Juan Tabo. “One individual was transported to the hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries,” said Rebecca Atkins, […] → Read More