- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police officers are recovering from a busy Labor Day weekend after responding to a string of violent incidents and more than 3,000 calls.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1JVmokK ) police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Tuesday the department was stretched thin as officers responded to about 3,400 calls and detectives launched three homicide investigations in a 24-hour period.

An incident Saturday involved a man who police found with multiple gunshot wounds near an apartment complex.

Police say a man stabbed another man to death on Sunday night, and on Monday two possible burglars were shot and killed by a homeowner.

Tixier says police also investigated a man’s death that may have been a suicide.



Tixier says officers were trying to keep their “heads above water” during the busy weekend.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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