Tyler Lee Wheeler (El Paso County Sheriff's Department)
A former Fort Carson soldier will spend the rest of his life in prison after a 2018 drug robbery that ended in a deadly shootout in Security-Widefield.
Tyler Lee Wheeler was sentenced Monday in the Oct. 7, 2018, death of Kenyatta Horne, 20, who was hit with a blast of birdshot when he was ambushed by a crew of robbers led by Wheeler during what was supposed to be a cocaine deal.
"No sentence that I can impose will bring back your beloved son and nephew," 4th Judicial District Judge Lin Billings Vela told Horne's relatives in the gallery, according to an account by the District Attorney's Office.
Master Sgt. Cory Reeves (Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs)
A technical sergeant stationed at Colorado's Schriever Air Force Base faces possible discharge from the military more than eight months after he was identified as a local leader of a white nationalist organization.
Capt. Daniel Lehman (left) was found dead early Sept. 15, 2018, near an intersection in Colorado Springs, Colo. A jury found Gilberto Chavez Jr. (right) guilty of second-degree murder on Oct. 8, 2019. (U.S. Army/Colorado Springs Police Department photos)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A jury found Gilberto Chavez Jr. guilty of second-degree murder in the case of Capt. Daniel Lehman, a U.S. Army officer from Santa Fe who was shot dead in downtown Colorado Springs a little over a year ago.
The 12 jurors who considered the case behind closed doors for about seven hours Tuesday came back with a conviction Tuesday following a trial that lasted more than a week.
The search for a Schriever Air Force Base officer missing for two days after climbing two 14ers ended Saturday when a rescue helicopter spotted the body of Lt. Col. Dan Wallick.
His body couldn't be rescued until Sunday because of bad weather and rugged terrain in the high country north of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in southern Colorado, said Custer County Search and Rescue in a news release.