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Truckee police arrest Idaho murder suspect

Kevin Michael McQuilliams
Kevin Michael McQuilliams Truckee Police Department

Truckee police have arrested a man suspected of killing his girlfriend in Idaho on New Year’s Day.

Kevin Michael McQuilliams, 26, was believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting in Idaho Falls during the early morning hours on Thursday.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots, and officers discovered the body of the 34-year-old victim.

Police in several states were alerted to be on the lookout for McQuilliams.

At about 5 p.m. Thursday, a Truckee officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle exiting Interstate 80 and followed it into the residential area of Glenshire.

“Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle and were able to take McQuilliams into custody without incident,” the police statement said.

McQuilliams has no apparent connection to Truckee, police said.

Call The Bee’s Hudson Sangree, (916) 321-1191.