BOULDER, Colo. (CBS/AP) — Police in Boulder, Colo., have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a University of New Hampshire football player.
Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Michael McGregor of Longmont, Colo., was being held without bail Saturday in the death of 20-year-old Todd Walker of Edwards, Colo. Walker was a sophomore at UNH.
Police say Walker and a female friend were walking home from a party when a man approached them early Friday and struggled with them near the University of Colorado campus.
Police say McGregor faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery and first-degree murder during the commission of another crime.
Police Chief Mark Beckner says a handgun that may have been used in the shooting was recovered from McGregor’s home.
It wasn’t immediately known whether McGregor has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.
UNH offered counseling to its students. “We were pleased to hear the Boulder police had so quickly made an arrest in this senseless crime,” said UNH President Mark W. Huddleston. “Our campus community is grieving for Todd’s family and many friends, and this arrest will hopefully help their healing to begin.”
“Todd was a great kid and he died protecting another person,” added Head Football Coach Sean McDonnell. “We are pleased to know this dangerous individual is off of the streets of Boulder.”
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