Pastor Tim Remington spoke at the Ted Cruz rally on Saturday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
On Sunday Remington was shot in the back four times.
Police were searching for 30 year-old suspect Kyle Odom.
Odom was last seen leaving the parking lot in a 2004 silver Honda Accord with Idaho plates K578519.
Tonight Kyle Odom was arrested outside the White House.
He said he shot the pastor because he was a Martian.
The Washington Times reported:
The man suspected of shooting a prominent Idaho evangelical pastor was arrested Tuesday outside the White House hours after claiming his victim was a Martian.
Kyle Odom, 30, was arrested in Washington, D.C., two days after the attack on Tim Remington outside Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after Sunday services.
CNN, citing the Secret Service, reported that Mr. Odom was arrested at the White House. Mr. Odom was arrested after he threw two suspicious objects over the south fence of the White House around 8:30 p.m. EST, CNN’s source said.
A Washington, D.C., arrest had been confirmed by the Couer d’Alene police after Mr. Odom’s family had told local outlets, according to TV station KXLY in Spokane, Washington.
KKLY suggested that Mr. Odom, a former Marine with no criminal record but a history of mental illness, may be suffering delusions.
“In a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon, hours before he was reportedly taken into custody, Odom posted that he had shot Pastor Tim 12 times – Remington was hit six times – because he claimed he was a Martian who had ruined his life,” KXLY wrote.