Tucumcari fatal shooting eighth for APD

Rozanna M. Martinez Monday marked the eighth fatal shooting by Albuquerque police this year, but this time the confrontation took place in Tucumcari. The suspect was heavily armed and was involved in a standoff with police for more than six hours. According to State Police, Daniel Gonzales, 56, was involved in a domestic dispute with [...]

Albuquerque police fatally shoots Tucumcari native

Freedom New Mexico A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police investigator, [...]

Three questions with Jeanne Moralez

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Who is helping to make the flu shot available to the public? The Public Health office is in collaboration with the county to ensure the residents are protected and vaccinated against the flu. Are the free flu-shot clinics part of the county’s efforts to improve the health and well being of the resident? Yes, as [...]

Sheriff seeks information about horse shooting

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the shooting of a horse between Friday night and Saturday morning, said Sheriff Joe Schallert. The horse was shot above its right knee and had to be put down, Schallert said. “I think it was intentional,” Schallert said. “There was a blood [...]

Shooting victim out of intensive care

By QCS Staff Nikko Nathan, 19, is out of intensive care at the Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, said his uncle George Aragon on Friday.Nathan was shot Monday night and transported to Amarillo. The gunshot wound entered his left buttocks and ricocheted into his colon, his uncle said.“He’s been up on a walker,” Aragon said. [...]

Tucumcari gunshot victim in intensive care

Chelle Delaney A 19-year-old Tucumcari man shot Monday night is in intensive care in an Amarillo hospital. Nikko Nathan, 19, was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. Thirteen shots, including the shot that hit Nathan, were fired from Hines Avenue across South First Street and into the vicinity of a [...]

Teen charged in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of two people with a pellet gun. If convicted of all the charges, she could face up to nine years in jail, said 10th Judicial District [...]

Juvenile arrested in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday in connection with two non-fatal shooting incidents with a pellet gun. One of the victims was shot in the eye and was treated on Tuesday night at Dan C Trigg Memorial Hospital, police said. The juvenile was charged with two counts of aggravated [...]

Burleson case bound over to district court

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Criminal charges against Jim Burleson, a fight promoter who has admitted shooting Jason Pacheco, will be bound over to district court, said Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett in a statement on Friday. Jason Pacheco died Feb. 1 after he was shot on Main Street. Burleson and Pacheco were both [...]

Most homicides in year for past 10 years

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In the first eight months of this year there have been three homicides in Tucumcari. It is the most homicides in any given year between 1997 and 2006, according to the most recent statistics available from the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. The stabbing homicide of Lucy [...]