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Deputy U.S. Marshal 1 of 4 Officers Killed Serving Arrest Warrant in Charlotte, NC

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WASHINGTON – A Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the Western District of North Carolina and supporting the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force was one of four officers killed April 29 as the task force attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a fugitive in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Weeks

Thomas M. Weeks Jr., 48, of Mooresville, North Carolina, died in the line of duty at approximately 1:30 p.m. April 29 when the suspect opened fire on the group of law enforcement officers, killing Weeks and three others. Several other officers were injured. 

Weeks was a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), serving in the Western District of North Carolina for the last 10 years. He was part of the team executing a warrant for the arrest of Terry Clark Hughes Jr., 39, who was wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon in Lincoln County.     

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is leading the investigation.  

Weeks started his USMS career in February 2011 in the District of Columbia’s Superior Court, Washington, DC. He transferred in November 2014 to Charlotte, NC. Prior to USMS, he spent eight years with Customs and Border Protection.  

He leaves behind a wife and four children.

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