Wanted fugitive shot, killed during warrant service in Concord

Wanted fugitive shot, killed during warrant service in Concord

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by BORA KIM / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 7:03 PM

CONCORD, N.C. -- The U.S. Marshal's office says an armed fugitive was shot and killed by law enforcement Monday morning in Concord.

Just before 7 a.m., members of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offenders Task Force, assisted by the FBI and Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office arrived at a residence at the Park Place apartments in the 300 block of Freedom Street SW.

(Click here to view images from the scene)

Believing their wanted man, 22-year-old Anthony Deshon Meeks, was inside the residence, officials came to pick him up on an outstanding felony probation violation warrant.

Task force investigators approached the residence on foot, when officials say Meeks emerged from a window armed with a handgun.

Dorothy Ruiz, lives steps from where the shooting happened and saw members of the task force in swat gear outside her window.

"I heard a lot of yelling, ‘Get your hands up, don't run from us,’" she said.  

Ruiz heard officers instructing the man to get down, and heard several rounds of gunfire follow. Her son also heard the barrage of bullets Monday morning.

Meeks was killed on the scene.

"He's been shook up, he was like, ‘Mama, what's happening?’ He is five and understood this was not the movies,” Ruiz said.

Some of the deceased's friends and family voiced their outrage over the shooting.  One man stated his friend tried to surrender, even dropped his gun, but according to him, shots still rang out.

Officials say Meeks also had outstanding warrants from several jurisdictions including armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a female, assault and a dangerous drug violation.

Crime scene technicians from the FBI and State Bureau of Investigation are working the scene.

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