Murder suspect sought by Atlanta Police arrested in New Bedford

By News Staff


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NEW BEDFORD, MA (WLNE) – The Massachusetts State Police and New Bedford Police Department captured a homicide suspect on the Atlanta Police Department’s Most Wanted List Thursday while searching for a suspect in a separate case.

State Troopers and New Bedford Police Detectives responded to 267 Rivet Street shortly after 7:00 a.m. Thursday in pursuit of a suspect wanted for a shooting in New Bedford.

When the officers, along with Massachusetts Parole Officers and a Department of Youth Services Apprehension officer, went to the door of a second story apartment, they heard movement inside, and officers guarding the perimeter observed a male subject running on the roof.

Perimeter officers and Apprehension team members worked together to apprehend the subject, placing him under arrest for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

The subject refused to identify himself to the authorities. Occupants of the building told Police they knew the subject only by the nickname “Midnight”.

The subject was transported to MSP Dartmouth Barracks where he was fingerprinted and identified as Brejon Nabors, 27, who had been placed on the Atlanta Police Department’s Most Wanted List earlier in May.

Nabors was wanted by Police as a suspect in a fatal shooting on April 3rd in Atlanta.

State Troopers contacted Atlanta Police and confirmed Nabors’ arrest warrant. Nabors will face additional charges as a fugitive for justice and will be held while his rendition to face the murder charges in Georgia is arranged.

State Police say that following Nabors’ arrest, the apprehension team located their original target, the suspect in the New Bedford shooting, at a different address. The suspect was taken into custody as well.

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