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West Virginia state troopers fatally shoot armed federal fugitive

An armed federal fugitive suspected of breaking into homes was fatally shot when he pointed a rifle at West Virginia state troopers who were attempting to arrest him, police said.

Troopers located Anthony Charles Meyers, 35, on Monday after getting a tip from the public, West Virginia State Police said in a statement. They found him in a wooded area near Union and as they attempted to approach, he pointed a rifle at them and they fatally shot him, the statement said.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal shooting, police said.

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