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
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.
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