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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fort Worth shooting suspect identified as accused 70- year-old sex offender

7-14-2011 Texas:

Fort Worth Police are investigating a shooting involving their force on Tuesday around 7p.m.

Officers shot and killed a fugitive child sex offender from Georgia after they said he pulled a gun on them.

Fort Worth officers were assisting a US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

They tried to talk the man out of a home in the 2000 block of Williams Place in North Fort Worth.

The man is identified as 70-year-old Robert Nabors.

Georgia authorities wanted Nabors for sexual assault of a child and enticing a child.

Witnesses said police surrounded the home and tried to talk Nabors out for about an hour.

Police said Nabors finally came out the back of the house, and pulled a handgun on officers.

Investigators are still looking into whether the man shot at officers who were armed with assault rifles and fired multiple shots.

Some witnesses tell news 8 the man was heard yelling that he would not go back to prison. ..Source.. by JIM DOUGLAS

Fort Worth police investigate fatal shooting of sex offender suspect

Fort Worth police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday evening involving multiple officers.

Witnesses said they heard many rapid-fire gunshots as a stand-off with an accused sex offender ended in a sheet of bullets from police rifles.

"They just said, 'Get your hands out of your pockets! Get your hands up in the air where we can see them!'" recalled Mickey Canchola. "He said, 'No, I'm not going back.' He was really calm."

It happened just over Canchola's back fence on Williams Place in north Fort Worth. Police said 70-year-old Robert Nabors refused to surrender when U.S. Marshals tried to arrest him.

They had tracked Nabors from Georgia, where he was accused of molesting a young girl several years ago. The girl made a recent outcry.

The marshals requested help from Fort Worth police, who surrounded the house and spoke with Nabors through a loudspeaker.

After more than an hour, police said he emerged from the back door and raised a handgun toward officers. Police said they are still investigating whether he fired the first shot.

"He was just calm and saying, 'I'm not going back to jail, I'm not going back,'" Canchola said. "And they're like, 'Don't make this hard.'"

Records show Nabors had multiple arrests in Georgia on methamphetamine charges, and a marijuana charge from Tarrant County in the late 90s.

It's not clear how long Nabors had been living in Fort Worth, but police in Georgia said he was in that state as recently as last month. ..Source.. by JIM DOUGLAS

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