IDAHO -- The long arm of the law finally caught up to James DiMaggio deep in the Idaho outback.
"James Lee DiMaggio was shot and killed by an FBI tactical agent assigned by the FBI headquarters unit," said William Gore, San Diego County Sheriff.
A posse of around 200 heavily armed police and federal agents converged to track down DiMaggio and his captive, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.
An airplane spotted them at a lakeside campsite. When tactical ground teams moved in, DiMaggio's first encounter with authorities became his last.
"This is a homicide suspect that was in a very rugged area, and we had a 16-year-old girl who we wanted to bring home safely, that's what we wanted," said Andrea Dearden, acting public information officer for Valley County. "We wanted it to end safely, we wanted her home, and that's exactly what happened."
Police say DiMaggio kidnapped Anderson after killing her mother, Christina, and her eight-year-old brother, Ethan, in his home before burning the building down.
After being checked out at a hospital, Anderson is reuniting with her father today.
"We'll make sure she gets as much care physically and emotionally as emotionally possible," Dearden said.
Anderson's family is rejoicing, but DiMaggio's friends and family are left with the painful riddle of how someone who was so well-liked was capable of such a crime.
"Everybody is shocked by his behavior," said Andrew Spanswick, a friend of DiMaggio's. "There's definitely something that snapped."