Authorities say an armed fugitive killed by a deputy U.S. marshal after a short foot pursuit in North Las Vegas had been wanted in a violent home invasion that left an elderly man with a fractured skull earlier this month in Tucson.
Three law enforcement officials on Thursday identified the dead man as 27-year-old Thomas Lars Domagala.
The deputy marshal involved in the shooting was not identified.
He was part of a fugitive apprehension team that stopped a vehicle with Domagala and two women inside about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
North Las Vegas police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said everyone ran from the car, but the women were quickly apprehended.
Police say Domagala had a handgun and ran from the vehicle before he was shot dead.
No other injuries were reported.
Domagala was wanted in at least six burglaries, including an incident in which he is accused of pistol-whipping an elderly man during a break-in, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
In that incident, the man, in his 80s, heard suspicious noises at his home and went to investigate.
The intruder beat the resident and tried to steal his car. The victim suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, including a fractured skull.
The Sheriff's Department said last week that Domagala was believed to be with Tabitha D. Alvarez, 26.
Alvarez was one of the two women with Domagala when he was stopped. Alvarez and passenger Meggan Lecroy, 22, were arrested on misdemeanor charges and held overnight at the Las Vegas city jail, Bedwell said. Alvarez was held pending a court appearance on charges that included disobeying and obstructing a police officer, speeding and failure to stop after an accident. Lecroy was charged with obstructing a police officer.
Domagala served 3 1/2 years in state prison for theft and aggravated identity theft charges, according to Arizona Department of Corrections online records.