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For Immediate Release

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March 04, 2013 U.S. Marshal Bill Stafford, Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8700
Armed Fugitive Shot, Killed by U.S. Marshal Service Violent Offenders Task Force

Concord, NC – Anthony Deshon Meeks, 22, wanted on numerous charges, was shot and killed here early this morning as he confronted members of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offenders Task Force with a weapon.

At approximately 6:45 a.m. today, members of the task force, assisted by the FBI and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the 300 block of Freedom Street, S.W., here to arrest Meeks on an outstanding felony probation violation warrant. Believing Meeks to be located inside the residence, task force investigators were approaching the residence on foot when Meeks emerged from a window armed with a handgun. After investigators engaged Meeks with gunfire, it was determined that Meeks had died at the scene. No law enforcement officials were injured as a result of the shooting incident.

In addition to the outstanding probation violation warrant, Meeks had outstanding warrants from various jurisdictions, including armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a female, assault, and a dangerous drug violation. The FBI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the crime scene and shooting incident.

In fiscal year 2012, the Marshals apprehended more than 36,200 federal fugitives, clearing approximately 39,400 felony warrants. Working with authorities at the federal, state, and local levels, U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested more than 86,700 state and local fugitives, clearing 114,000 state and local felony warrants.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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