Man accused of carrying stolen gun used in Albuquerque bank robbery

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who just got off the hook for murder is in hot water again after police say they found him with a gun used in a bank robbery.

According to the FBI, 29-year-old Timothy Mims was caught carrying a handgun stolen from a security guard during an Uptown bank holdup earlier this month.

Investigators say Mims claimed to be transporting the gun for a friend, in exchange for using that friend’s car to get to his child’s birthday party.

Last year, Mims was arrested for allegedly gunning down his stepdad at a bus stop in 2014.

Just last month, prosecutors dropped that case, saying they lost the cooperation of a key witness.

Mims is now facing a federal charge of being a felon with a gun. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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