Tyler Lee Wheeler (El Paso County Sheriff's Department)
A former Fort Carson soldier was found guilty Thursday on all charges, including first-degree murder, for his role in a gun battle that left one man dead.
Tyler Lee Wheeler, 21, was accused of killing Kenyatta Horne with a shotgun loaded with birdshot during an Oct. 7, 2018, drug robbery over $800 worth of cocaine.
"It all kind of tumbled pretty quickly," El Paso County sheriff's detective Karl Mai testified at a January preliminary hearing in 4th Judicial District Court, describing how Wheeler and a second man opened fire in the street after Horne, 20, drew a pistol.
Remains found by searchers in Rocky Mountain Park are believed to be those of missing Air Force Academy Prep School Cadet Micah Tice, who went missing in November, park officials said Friday.
Tice, 20, who was attempting to climb 14,259-foot-high Longs Peak, was reported missing by the academy on Nov. 26. His vehicle was found at the trailhead leading to the peak, the National Park Service said.