Guilty: Patillo convicted in 2016 murder

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- An 18-year-old Topeka has been convicted of murder in an April 2016 shooting.

On Monday, a jury found Christopher Patillo, Jr., guilty of first-degree murder, among other charges. For the murder conviction alone, he faces a life sentence with no chance for parole for 25 years.

Patillo was convicted in the murder of Brian Miller, who was shot and killed on April 8, 2016, in the 2000 block of SE Echo Ridge Circle. Police found Miller in the road and rushed him to the hospital where he later died.

He was captured in Wichita four days later.

Another suspect, Deangelo Martinez, was caught more than a month later in Oklahoma.

Prosecutors argued Pattillo drove a van from which a gunman fired shots at two people.

In addition to the murder conviction, Patillo was also found guilty of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated endangering of a child, Kagay said.