The 19-year-old man who killed himself after shooting an FBI agent was wanted for Denver-area bank robberies, the Denver Post reports.
The man, Jesus Emmanuel Avila, was known as the “Longhorn Bandit” and was wanted in about a half dozen Denver-area robberies.
At the time of the shooting, FBI agents were serving a warrant for his arrest.
A member of the FBI SWAT team was shot in the leg and received non-life-threatening injuries.
“As (Avila’s) actions firing on law enforcement agents and wounding an FBI agent show, the robber was armed, dangerous and posed a grave risk to the public,” Colorado’s U.S. Attorney John Walsh said in a statement.