He is Paul McIntyre from Ballymagowan Park who is currently on bail charged with rioting on the night Ms McKee was shot dead ten months ago,
Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team arrested McIntrye in Derry’s Creggan area on Wednesday afternoon with the murder of the 29 year old.
Ms McKee who was shot dead by terrorists in Derry on Thursday, April 18, 2019 while observing rioting in Creggan.
She sustained a single gunshot wound to the head fired by a lone and masked gunman in the area of Fanad Drive.
Police rushed her to Altnagelvin Hospital but the author was pronounced dead on arrival in the emergency department.
McIntyre was arrested by detectives on Tuesday, February 11, and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.
He will appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court this morning for a first remand hearing.
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: “I have always said a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night Lyra was killed.
“And while today is significant for the investigation the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing.”
McIntyre is one of a number of individuals subject to this ongoing murder investigation.
The N=w IRA later admitted the murder of Ms McKee.Her death caused widespread revulsion across the North of Ireland and further afield.
Her funeral was attended by then British prime minister Theresa May, Irish PM Leo Varadkar and Irish President Michael D Higgins at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.
Fr Martin Magill received a standing ovation when he asked why it took her death to unite politicians.
Days later the British and Irish governments announced a new talks process aimed at restoring devolution.