August 20th Morning Rush: Investigators say Marine’s murder was stemmed from random encounter


TIME NOW FOR THE MORNING RUSH– INVESTIGATORS SAY A RANDOM ENCOUNTER IS WHAT LED TO THE MURDER OF A FORMER MARINE. MATTHEW GURULE )S BODY WAS FOUND THIS WEEKEND. VALENCIA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY GURULE WAS SITTING ON THE BELEN MESA IN HIS CAR WHEN FRANCISCO GOMEZ TRIED TO ROB HIM. INVESTIGATORS SAY GURULE WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES. DEPUTIES SAY GOMEZ )S GIRLFRIEND TOLD THEM ABOUT THE MURDER. GOMEZ IS NOW CHARGED WITH GURULE )S MURDER. .TUESDAY…Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. PARENTS OF STUDENTS WHO GO TO SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL NOW .TUESDAY…Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. PARENTS OF STUDENTS WHO GO TO SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL NOW GET THE FINAL SAY — IF (THEIR CHILD WATCHES A VIDEO ON WHAT TO DO IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT” — IS A VIDEO THAT PROVIDES DEMONSTRATIONS ON HOW TO REACT. OFFICIALS SAY FAMILIES CAN OPT OUT OF THE VIDEO AFTER SOME PARENTS EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE TRAINING HAVING TRAUMATIC EFFECTS. A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN GRANTS ARE CALLING ON THE CITY THIS MORNING– TO HELP CLEAN UP A PARK ALONG ROUTE 66. REGULAR VISITORS SAY THEY SEE DEAD FISH AND MURKY WATER AT THE RIVERWALK PARK. THEY SAY THEY )RE CONCERNED FOR THE WILDLIFE AND FOR WHAT TOURISTS MAY THINK. THE CITY OF GRANTS SAYS THE PARK HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER AND INSISTS THERE )S NO DANGERS ADDING– SOMETIMES FISH SIMPLY DIE. NEW NUMBERS IN A CITY REPORT SHOW AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PEOPLE. THE JOURNAL REPORTS– THE FINDINGS SAYS THERE ARE AT LEAST 200 MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE THAN TWO YEARS AGO… WITH THE TOTAL COUNT OF MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED THIS YEAR. THE CITY SAYS — THERE IS NO DEFINITIVE ANSWER FOR THE INCREASE, BUT BELIEVE IT COULD BE TO DO TO BETTER COUNTING PRACTICES. THE CITY WILL SOON RE-LAUNCH A PROGRAM AIMED AT PREVENTING MASS SHOOTINGS. “PROJECT GUARDIAN” CONNECTS A-P-D WITH OTHER AGENCIES LIKE THE F-B-I, STATE POLICE, AND B-C-S-O. THEY )LL WORK TOGETHER TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL THREATS WHILE SHARING INFORMATION THROUGH A DATABASE. THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO PROVIDE “LIFESAVER TRAINING” TO ALL CITY EMPLOYEES. .TUESDAY…Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSIONS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED PAID SICK LEAVE BILL TODAY/ BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSIONS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED PAID SICK LEAVE BILL TODAY/ THE PROPOSAL REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE WORKERS — INCLUDING PART-TIME AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES — WITH AT LEAST ONE HOUR OF PAID LEAVE FOR EVERY 30 HOURS WORKED. THE COUNTY IS SET TO VOTE TONIGHT. THE CITY PASSED A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING STATE LAWMAKERS TO PASS AN )EXTREME RISK ) BILL. IT WOULD ALLOW A CITIZEN OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ASK A JUDGE TO TAKE AWAY SOMEONE )S GUNS IF THEY FEEL THAT PERSON IS A THREAT. THESE LAWS ARE KNOWN AS RED-FLAG LAWS. THIS CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION IS UN- ENFORCABLE. A NEW STUDY SHOWS “RED FLAG LAWS” MAY HELP PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS. OF 159- GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER CASES IN CALIFORNIA BETWEEN 2016 AND 2018—21 OF THEM INVOLVED SOMEONE WHO DECLARED OR EXHIBITED BEHAVIOR INDICATING “INTENT TO COMMIT A MASS SHOOTING”. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT BECAUSE OF THE RED FLAG LAW … AUTHORITIES COULD IMMEDIATELY REDUCE THAT PERSON )S ACCESS TO FIREARMS. RIGHT NOW– U-N-M IS FIGHTING TO GET ONE OF THEIR PROFESSORS BACK TO WORK. BY MOVING FORWARD WITH A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FEDS. BACK IN JUNE — DOCTOR HAMMAM YAHYA VISITED HIS HOME IN PALESTINE ON PATERNITY LEAVE. HE APPLIED FOR A VISA TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK TO U-N-M TO WORK. THE UNIVERSITY )S ATTORNEY SAYS IT HAS YET TO BE APPROVED. THEY ARE SUING OVER THE DELAY. LOOKING AHEAD — MEOW WOLF )S FOUR-STORY OFFICE BUILDING COULD BREAK GROUND IN THE SPRING. THE NEW MEXICAN REPORTS– THE ARTS COLLECTIVE WANT TO WRAP THE OFFICE BUILDING AROUND 2 SIDES OF A FORMER CATERPILLAR MANUFACTURING BUILDING. NO ARTISTS RENDERING ON WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE EXISTS JUST YET. OFFICIALS SAY THE EXPANSION COULD HAVE SPACE FOR UP TO 400 EMPLOYEES. THE NEW MEXICO UNITED SHOP IS OFFERING A NEW OF LINE OF MERCHANDISE… CREATED BY LOCAL ARTISTS. THE FIRST PRODUCTS ARE FROM LINDSEY ALLEN AND SHANE SILVA. ALLEN CREATES EARRINGS USING A 3-D PRINTER WHILE SILVA MAKES MUGS FEATURING THE TEAM )S LOGO. PROFITS FROM THE SALES WILL BENEFIT UNITED )S YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM. S NOW LET )S GET A LOOK AT THAT MORNING DRIVE… ROADS ARE CLEAR. SOUTH ON I-25 NEAR CANDALERIA. LOOK AT THIS– A UNIQUE “PAY TO BREAK THINGS” BUSINESS WILL OPEN ITS DOORS THIS THURSDAY. THE SO CALLED “ABQ RAGE ROOM” IS PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN BREAK ALL SORTS OF FRAGILE.. AND STURDY OBJECTS.. FROM GLASSES TO FURNITURE. THE LOCAL CO-OWNERS SAY THEY HOPE IT GIVES A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO DO SOMETHING FUN.. AND RELEASE SOME STRESS WE )VE POSTED MORE INFO ABOUT THE BUSINESS ON ALWAYS ON KRQE DOT COM THE FIVE FACTS IN 90 AT NUMBER FIVE… A UNIQUE “PAY TO BREAK THINGS” BUSINESS IS DAYS AWAY FROM OPENING ITS DOORS IN ALBUQUERQUE. THE SO CALLED “ABQ RAGE ROOM” OPENS THURSDAY…WHERE PEOPLE CAN BREAK ALL SORTS OF FRAGILE.. AND STURDY OBJECTS.. FROM GLASSES TO FURNITURE. THE LOCAL CO-OWNERS SAY THEY HOPE IT GIVES A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO DO SOMETHING FUN.. AND RELEASE SOME STRESS AT NUMBER FOUR… THIS MORNING – U-N-M IS SUING THE STATE DEPARTMENT, U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND THE F-B-I FOR NOT ALLOWING ONE OF THEIR PROFESSORS TO RETURN TO NEW MEXICO. BACK IN JUNE — DOCTOR HAMMAM YAHYA VISTED HIS HOME IN PALESTINE ON PATERNITY LEAVE. WHEN HE LEFT — HE APPLIED FOR A VISA TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK TO THE STATES TO WORK. THE UNIVERSITY )S ATTORNEY SAYS IT HAS YET TO BE APPROVED. AT NUMBER THREE… WX: STORMS INCREASING AT NUMBER TWO… THE CITY WILL SOON RE-LAUNCH A PROGRAM IN THE EFFORT TO PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS. “PROJECT GUARDIAN” CONNECTS A-P-D WITH OTHER AGENCIES LIKE THE F-B-I, STATE POLICE, AND B-C-S-O. THEY )LL WORK TOGETHER TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL THREATS WHILE SHARING INFORMATION THROUGH A DATABASE. THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO PROVIDE “LIFESAVER TRAINING” TO ALL CITY EMPLOYEES. AT NUMBER ONE… A NEW MEXICO MAN IS FACING A MURDER CHARGE THIS MORNING — IN THE DEATH OF A MARINE.. THIS AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HIS GIRLFRIEND TOLD THEM HE SHOT THE MARINE SIX TIMES…ADDING THEIR ENCOUNTER WAS RANDOM. MATTHEW GURULE )S BODY WAS FOUND OUTSIDE OF BELEN THIS WEEKEND. INVESTIGATORS SAY FRANCISCO GOMEZ SHOT GURULE DURING A ROBBERY. GOMEZ–AND HIS GIRLFRIEND–JEANNI NE WILLARD—WERE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE USING GURULE )S CREDIT CARDS SOON AFTER. DEPUTIES SAY WILLARD LATER TOLD INVESTIGATORS GOMEZ RANDOMLY APPROACHED GURULE, THE TWO ARGUED AND THAT )S WHEN GOMEZ OPENED FIRE. A COURT DATE FOR GOMEZ HAS NOT YET BEEN SET. THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOR UP TO THE MINUTE

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