Suspect in ABQ Weekend Murder Shot by Arizona Police Sunday
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 8/22/2022 @2:30PM
Kevin McKinney was on a cross country violence spree that ended with a murder in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque - On August 20th, 2022, 4:45AM a man was dropped off at Kaseman hospital on Wyoming. The man was identified as Corey Langford. Officers learned the man was shot earlier at The Villas @ Uptown apartments located at 6250 Indian School Rd NE.
According to a criminal complaint, homicide detectives were able to identify the suspect as Kevin McKinney who was traveling cross country avoiding arrest warrants. Two witnesses told APD that McKinney was setting up a gun trade with the victim Corey Langford. Prior to the shooting the victim and suspect along with a third female tried to get drugs from an unknown location.
Want to read the whole criminal complaint? Become a Patreon member: www.patreon.com/posts/70881309
During the drug deal, McKinney and Langford exchanged angry text messages that ended the potential deal. The gun trade was going to be a Glock 19 for a "Red Hawk Alaskan Double-Action Revolver"
The victim responded to McKinney: "you seem to(sic) much like a cop .. .. so don't text me again or I will shoot u."
In an ambush type attack, McKinney approached the car that Langford was in and fired one shot that struck him in the chest. The two witnesses drove Langford to Kaseman Hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Law enforcement advised that gun trades or purchases should only go through a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) transfer process at a gun store. This process will make sure the person(s) can own the gun and it is not stolen.
An ex-wife of McKinney called Albuquerque Police to let them know that McKinney called her and went into great detail about the murder over the potential gun deal. She stated the gun used was stolen from a pawn shop in Nebraska. She stated that McKinney is not going back to jail and will go out in a "blaze of glory" with law enforcement. APD detectives made a ping request of McKinney's phone and it showed up traveling towards Arizona.
On August 21st, 2022, McKinney was involved in an officer involved shooting with Mesa Police Department in Arizona. McKinney survived the shootout with the police and Mesa PD had no officers injured in the incident.
It is unclear what state McKinney will be extradited to with his multiple felony warrants across the United States. McKinney was charged with first degree murder in the most recent Albuquerque case.