Fugitive shot, killed by U.S. marshals ID'd



FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - A fugitive was shot and killed while authorities were serving a warrant in Flagler County Wednesday morning, officials said.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Flagler County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to serve 24-year-old Corey Tanner a warrant at a home on Espanola Drive in Bunnell when the shooting happened.

Tanner was wanted by the Bunnell Police Department for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm, authorities said.

During the warrant service, Tanner was shot and killed by a U.S. marshals agent.

Tanner's mother, Brenda Williams, told Channel 9 her son was in his brother's house with five children when authorities moved in. Investigators, however, said he was alone in the home.

Neighbors said they heard at least 15 shots.

"I loved everything about him. He was my baby," said Williams.

Tanner's girlfriend and mother of his 3-month-old daughter said Tanner sent her a text message moments before the shooting happened, saying, "He just said he loved me, his baby. Just don't forget about him."

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force hasn’t said what led up to the shooting.

Williams said Tanner is bi-polar and has other mental problems and is known to get into trouble when he's off his medication. Now, she's just hoping to find out what happened inside the home.

"I want answers," she said.

Law enforcement personnel weren't injured during the incident, authorities said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

Channel 9 learned Tanner has a lengthy criminal history going back to when he was 12 years old.