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Friday, 01 March 2013 14:35

Parole Absconder Wanted in Michigan shot and killed in El Paso, Texas

(ARGYLE TOWNSHIP) -- Michigan State Police from the Caro Post say the suspect wanted in connection with two stolen vehicles and fleeing police in the Thumb was located in El Paso, Texas and fatally shot. Back on January 17, troopers were dispatched to a residence in Sanilac County after a report of a fugitive staying in an apartment in Argyle Township. When authorities attempted to make contact with the parole absconder, he fled on foot and then in a stolen vehicle. The stolen car was later located on the edge of the Minden Swamp where it was stuck in the mud. The MSP Aviation Unit was called to assist after police learned the man had fled into the swamp. The suspect, 48-year old Daniel J. Meyers of Charlotte, Michigan was never found and able to take a second vehicle before leaving the state. Troopers were later contacted by the MSP Hastings Post and informed that Meyers was a suspect in an armed robbery that had taken place in the area. On Thursday, February 28, Troopers from the Caro Post spoke with Meyers over the phone and tried to convince him to turn himself into authorities in Texas. Meyers refused commenting that he was not going back to prison. El Paso Police were contacted and located Meyers, who fled on foot before initiating a gun fight with police and Border Patrol officers. Meyers was shot and killed. The incident remains under investigation by the El Paso Police Department and the FBI.