A man who campaigned against gun violence while running for mayor of an Indiana city is accused of murdering an FBI agent in an ambush Wednesday.
Shane Meehan, 44, allegedly tossed a Molotov cocktail at the Terre Haute FBI building and then shot FBI Task Force Officer Gregory Ferency when he came outside, federal prosecutors said in a press release.
Ferency, who also served as a Terre Haute Police Detective, was able to return fire but later died of his injuries, according to the feds.
Another FBI agent ran out of the building and shot Meehan, who then drove to a local hospital to treat his two bullet wounds, officials alleged.
Meehan is charged with murder of a federal agent, and faces life in prison.
“An attack on law enforcement is an attack on us all,” said Acting US Attorney John Childress.
Terre Haute Police Department Detective Greg Ferency was able to return fire but later died of