This 1939 handout photo provided by the FBI Office of Public Affairs shows Walter Walsh.  Walsh, the world’s oldest living Olympian, has died at age
This 1939 handout photo provided by the FBI Office of Public Affairs shows Walter Walsh. Walsh, the world's oldest living Olympian, has died at age 106.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Walter R. Walsh, the world's oldest living Olympian, has died. He was 106.

USA Shooting says Walsh died Tuesday -- six days before his 107th birthday -- at his home in Arlington, Virginia.

Walsh finished 12th in the men's 50-meter free pistol event at the 1948 London Olympics. He had already demonstrated his marksmanship working for the F.B.I. and the Marine Corps.

During the Depression, Walsh was instrumental in the capture and killing of several gangsters, including discovering the body of Baby Face Nelson and catching Arthur (Doc) Barker.

Walsh spent more than 20 years as a shooting instructor before his retirement in 1970.

He later served as the team leader for USA Shooting in several competitions, including the 1972 Munich Olympics.