PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- American Indian activist Robert Robideau, who was wounded in a 1975 FBI shootout, has died in Spain at the age of 61, Spanish authorities say.
Spanish authorities said Robideau, an American Indian Movement member when the deadly shootout occurred in South Dakota, died this week as an apparent result of seizures, The (Portland) Oregonian said.
The suspected seizures behind Robideau's death on Tuesday may have been related to shrapnel the activist had in his head since a 1975 accident.
Robideau was wounded months after the deadly 1975 shootout at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation when ammunition exploded inside a car he was driving.
Following the incident, Robideau was arrested and placed on trial in the killing of two FBI agents on the Indian reservation in June 1975.
The Oregonian said Robideau, who was found not guilty on related charges, is survived by his wife, Pilar; and two sons, Michael and Bobby.
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