UPDATE: Suspect Arrested In Boulder Shooting
According to the Denver Post there has been an arrest of a suspect made in the Boulder shooting from a tip on the hoodie.
“BOULDER — Less than 24 hours after a man in a distinctive hoodie jacket shot and killed University of New Hampshire football player Todd Walker on University Hill, Boulder police arrested a suspect Friday night who worked at a sandwich shop just four blocks from the crime scene.
The jacket is so common that Logan Tierney, a friend of a woman walking home with Walker, was wearing the same one that night: a black Analog-brand snowboard hoodie with the initials “AG.” Police initially mistook him as a suspect.
But the long-shot lead generated numerous tips from the community, including one reportedly from the employees of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches at 1129 13th St.
Police arrested Kevin Michael McGregor,
a 22-year-old Longmont man, at work at the sandwich shop Friday night on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said his office will consider pursuing the death penalty. Prosecutors plan to charge McGregor with first-degree murder, attempted robbery and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner would not confirm that a tip came specifically from the sandwich shop, but Tierney, who has several friends who work at the restaurant, said Saturday that employees there recognized the hoodie and called police.
“I know some guys who work for Which Wich, and they knew (McGregor) had that sweatshirt and called it in right away,” Tierney said. “I’m very happy they did their jobs and did it quickly.”
Beckner said Saturday that tips from the community led detectives to Which Wich, but he would not be more specific.
“We’re pleased to have a dangerous person out of the community,” he said. “It’s very satisfying when people step forward and . . . provide us with very valuable information.”
Jay Goldstein, chief operating officer of Which Wich, declined comment Saturday but released a statement saying his company is “cooperating fully” with police.
Officers served a search warrant at McGregor’s Longmont home, 4232 Prairie Fire Circle, where they recovered the handgun used in the shooting, Beckner said. Officers also found a hoodie that matched the description provided by Elizabeth Roach, the 21-year-old CU student who was with Walker that night.
Beckner credited Roach with providing detectives with a “very well-described” account of the robber and his clothing. Police said they think it was initially an attempted robbery, but after a verbal and physical confrontation, in which the woman pulled the bandanna off the assailant’s face, he pulled out a gun and fired a shot into the air. The assailant then shot Walker and ran from the scene, according to police.
Walker was rushed to Boulder Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
With McGregor arrested, Beckner said officers are not looking for any other suspects.
Mark Walker, Todd Walker’s father, said the arrest brought a sense of relief, though more on behalf of Roach and the community in general.
Garnett said McGregor was convicted of second-degree assault and collection of a debt by extortionate means in March 2009, and his suspected possession of a handgun on Friday violates the prohibition of possession of a weapon by a previously convicted felon.
McGregor originally was sentenced to five years in prison, but a judge reconsidered his punishment after 120 days.”