The bicyclist who was killed by a gunman in Colorado Springs this past weekend was an Army veteran who survived three deployments in Iraq, his ex-wife said.
Andrew Alan Myers, 35, was gunned down in broad daylight on Saturday as he was riding his bicycle. Witnesses said that he begged for his life before being killed.
Tina Myers described her former husband as a kind and caring man who was a great father to their two sons, ages 13 and 11, according to the Associated Press. She added that the boys are struggling with their father’s death.
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Myers’ grandfather, Samuel Myers, lamented his grandson’s senseless death. “He spent three tours of duty in Iraq and came out of that all right, and then came home only to be shot by someone he didn’t even know,” he said.
The alleged gunman, later identified by police as Noah Jacob Harpham, died in a shootout with authorities after allegedly killing two other women, Jennifer Michelle Vasquez, 42, and Christina Rose Baccus-Gallela, 34.
All the victims appeared to have been shot at random, but police are still investigating the incident.