Mass. State Police, New Bedford Police Arrest Suspect in Atlanta Homicide
The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (MSP VFAS) and New Bedford Police (NBPD) this morning captured a homicide suspect on the Atlanta Police Department’s Most Wanted List.
MSP VFAS Troopers and NBPD Detectives arrested BREJON NABORS, 27, after he tried to escape via the roof of a residence at 267 Rivet St. in New Bedford. NABORS is suspected of fatally shooting an associate on April 3, 2018 in Atlanta.
Troopers and Officers, along with Massachusetts Parole Officers and a Department of Youth Services Apprehension Officer, went to the residence shortly after 7 a.m. today looking for a different man wanted for a shooting in New Bedford. When the apprehension team went to the door of a second floor apartment, they heard movement inside. Then, officers guarding the outside perimeter of the residence saw a man running on the roof.
Perimeter officers blocked the man from getting off the roof. MSP VFAS Trooper David Reis spoke to the man and persuaded him to come to a window, where Troopers and Officers grabbed him and pulled him back into the house.
The man was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. He refused to provide Troopers and Officers any information about his identity. Other occupants of the building said they knew him only as “Midnight.” He was transported to the State Police-Dartmouth Barracks, where he initially refused to be fingerprinted. Troopers were able to fingerprint him, however, and a national fingerprint database confirmed his identity as BREJON NABORS, who had been put on the Atlanta Police Most Wanted List earlier this month.
Troopers contacted Atlanta Police and confirmed the arrest warrant. They then additionally charged NABORS as a fugitive from justice. He will be held while authorities arrange his rendition to Georgia to answer to the murder charge.
Following this arrest, the apprehension team located their additional target, the man wanted in the New Bedford shooting, at a different address and placed that man under arrest as well.