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One of FBI's 10 Most Wanted Is Believed Shot Dead at Motel

Agents tracked man they believe is Greg Alyn Carlson to NC
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 15, 2019 12:20 AM CST
An FBI wanted poster of Greg Alyn Carlson.   (FBI via AP, File)

(Newser) – The FBI tracked a man they think was one of the country's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives to a North Carolina motel, where agents shot and killed him. The armed suspect shot to death at a motel in the Raleigh suburb of Apex on Wednesday will be identified by state medical examiners, but was believed to be 47-year-old Greg Alyn Carlson, the FBI's North Carolina office said in a news release. Authorities said he was wanted in connection with multiple armed sexual assaults including a burglary and sexual assault in Los Angeles last fall, the AP reports. An FBI spokeswoman did not respond to messages asking whether the man exchanged gunfire with agents.

"Agents approached the room and tried to take Carlson into custody. Following an altercation over a gun, Carlson was shot to death by FBI agents," Paul Delacourt, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, said in a press conference. Carlson, who the agency said had been linked by DNA to sexual assaults dating back to 2003, had previously been tracked to South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida, the FBI said. Authorities say Carlson committed a burglary on July 13, 2017, during which he attempted to sexually assault a woman while using a weapon. In September, he was charged with assault with intent to commit rape, assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary, and he was arrested by Los Angeles police. He posted bond and was released, then fled the state.

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