COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A former soldier stationed in Colorado received a life sentence for a drug robbery that ended in a deadly shootout.
Tyler Lee Wheeler, 21, was sentenced Monday in the October 2018 death of Kenyatta Horne, The Gazette reported.
Wheeler was found guilty of first-degree murder in October.
Horne, 20, was shot when a crew of robbers led by Wheeler ambushed him during what was supposed to be a cocaine deal in Security-Widefield, authorities said.
Wheeler was stationed at Fort Carson when he and accomplices arranged to purchase $700 worth of cocaine from Horne.