BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Prosecutors have begun their arguments in the first degree murder trial against a Longmont man.
Kevin McGregor is accused of killing a man who was walking a University of Colorado student home in March 2011.
Prosecutors described McGregor as a “street thug wannabe” who shot and killed Todd Walker when he tried to defend a female friend in Boulder in the University Hill neighborhood.
A defense attorney said on Thursday that McGregor didn’t mean to shoot Walker and that the gun went off during a struggle.
The .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun was allegedly found in the ceiling of a sandwich shop where McGregor worked. A photo of it was displayed in Boulder County Court during the trial on Thursday.
McGregor was on probation at the time of the shooting. The Boulder District Attorney’s Office said last year that terms of the probation prohibited him from having a weapon.
In preliminary hearings last year prosecutors claimed McGregor ordered tacos just minutes after the shooting.
Walker played football at the University of New Hampshire and grew up in Eagle County. He graduated from a high school in Edwards.