US Marshals Shoot, Kill Alleged Fugitive Anthony Deshon Meeks In Concord, NC

6:05 PM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
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Concord, NC-- A man who investigators called a violent fugitive is dead.

That's because when US Marshals with the Violent Offenders Task Force tried to arrest 22 year-old Anthony Deshon Meeks early Monday he pulled a gun on them. 

The confrontation happened around 6:45am while members of the task force, assisted by the FBI and the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, tried to arrest Meeks in the 300 block of Freedom Street, S.W. in Concord.

Meeks was wanted on an outstanding felony probation violation warrant.

Investigators said when they approached the house they believed Meeks was in, he came out a window armed with a handgun. After investigators engaged Meeks with gunfire, it was determined that Meeks had died at the scene.

In addition to the outstanding probation violation warrant, Officers said Meeks had outstanding warrants from various jurisdictions, including Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault on a Female, Assault, and A Dangerous Drug Violation.

No law enforcement officials were injured as a result of the shooting incident.

The FBI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the crime scene and shooting incident.

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