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FBI Agent Shot Trying to Nab 'Longhorn Bandit' in Colorado

The suspect, believed to be the same man who robbed six banks in the Denver area since February, was later found dead. The agent is expected to live.

FBI Agent Shot

May 9, 201500:36

An FBI agent was shot in the leg Friday, and a notorious alleged bank robber is dead after a showdown at a Colorado motel Friday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

The agent is expected to survive. The suspect, which is believed to be the "Longhorn Bandit" was found dead inside the motel room in Littleton, Colorado, NBC station KUSA reported. It was not released Friday how the suspect died.

Two shots were fired at law enforcement officers trying to serve a warrant at the Essex Motel at around 4 p.m., the station reported. Police did not return fire, and law enforcement officers surrounded the building.

FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders told The Associated Press the agent was part of a task force serving a warrant in connection with the robberies committed by a man often wearing a cap with a Texas Longhorn logo.

The suspect was wanted in six bank robberies in the Denver area since Feb. 19, typically by approaching a teller with a note and demanding money. On several occasions he was seen wearing a Texas Longhorns hat. On Tuesday, a reward for information leading to his arrest to $5,000 from $2,000.

FBI Agent Shot

May 9, 201500:36


— Andrew Blankstein