A man who has a history of threatening people with guns is accused of shooting and killing a man at Los Altos Park on Monday night.
Just before 7:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting near Lomas and Easterday Drive. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. That man, identified as Cody Raver, died at the scene.
Witnesses say 27-year-old Steven Beck confronted two men at the skate park, accusing them of selling drugs to kids. They say Beck then got physical, and when the men told Beck they didn’t know him and to leave them alone, Beck pulled out a gun and shot and killed one of them.
Beck has two prior arrests, including one for pulling a gun on a man at a bar in 2017. He was sentenced to a year and a half probation.
That same month, he was arrested for hitting a man in the same bar. Prosecutors just dismissed that case in September. They said it’s because they never got follow up reports from the Albuquerque Police Department.