The FBI tracked him down to a rural cabin in Georgia that was the scene of an earlier attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic.
That was the same cabin where Devin Kelley, the gunman who shot and killed nine people at a Planned Pregnancy Centers of America clinic in Texas, lived, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.
That’s the cabin where Kelley was arrested Friday, days after a judge sentenced him to death for killing three people and wounding nine others.
He is awaiting the outcome of a federal appeal that seeks to overturn the death penalty.
But the FBI also had a way of getting a glimpse into Kelley’s life: a tip from an FBI agent who had been working undercover for the bureau.
According to a court document, the agent told the FBI he had seen Kelley at the cabin with his wife, who told him she had received a call from her boyfriend and that they had a conversation.
But Kelley denied being at the Cabin Creek Cabin.
That led to the FBI’s search of Kelley’s home.
The agent told investigators that he did not know who Kelley was, but he had been in contact with him.
Kelley was also under FBI surveillance at the time of the shooting and was a suspect in a carjacking in March in Florida, the documents say.
Kelley was arrested in Georgia and charged with four counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, according the Washington Examiner.
The FBI says he had no prior criminal record.
Kelman was a decorated Army soldier who had recently been released from the military.
The bureau said it was withholding the name of the FBI agent until a decision on whether to seek clemency is made.
The bureau is notifying all of the agents and investigators who participated in the investigation and is continuing to provide updates on the case, bureau spokeswoman Lauren Ehrsam said.