GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The suspect in Sunday’s murder on Cherry Street in Green Bay is now being held in lieu of a $2 million cash bond.
Richard McKinney, 28, of Milwaukee was arrested Thursday on suspicion of first-degree homicide, and Friday a Brown County court commissioner found there’s enough evidence to move the case forward.
Police believe McKinney shot 20-year-old Guled Abdul-Kadir Hirsi on Sunday afternoon over what they call a “low-level heroin transaction.”
Investigators have released few other details about the shooting. “This investigation is very difficult, as several people involved were reluctant to tell the truth and are involved with drugs,” police said in a statement Thursday.
“They were initially met with a lot of reluctance from individuals who had information on this,” Police Chief Andrew Smith said after news of the arrest. “It took them several days to actually identify this person because in the drug trade, most people don’t go by their regular name. They use assumed names or nicknames, and that’s how everyone knew this particular individual.”
Smith said investigators are checking to see if McKinney is connected to any other crimes in our area.
McKinney will be back in court next week.