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Man arrested in fatal shooting of Fort Worth teen

June 4th, 2018 - Comments »

FORT WORTH, Texas — A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the fatal shooting of a Fort Worth teenager in the back.

A court document states Santiago Aguilar Avila told investigators he fired after an angry crowd approached and someone threw a beer bottle into his pickup.

He was arrested hours after 16-year-old Nathan Rubio was fatally shot.

An arrest warrant affidavit states investigators identified Avila as a suspect through a license plate number provided by a witness.

Avila told homicide detectives Jerry Cedillo and E. Pate that he was driving south on North Beach Street at East First Street when he heard several people yelling and cursing at him.

Cedillo said Avila reportedly stopped at a red light, waiting behind another vehicle to make a turn.

“He observed one of the males approach his vehicle and throw a beer bottle into this vehicle as several others were approaching,” Cedillo wrote in the affidavit.

Avila reportedly told detectives he pointed his .45-caliber semi-automatic toward the crowd and fired. He said one of the males in the crowd fell, the affidavit states.

Witnesses reportedly confirmed that Rubio threw the beer bottle through the open driver’s side window of Avila’s purple and white Chevrolet. Cedillo said the bottle landed inside the cab.

Cedillo said it remains unknown why Rubio and the group were cursing and yelling at Avila.

He said investigators have uncovered no information indicating that the group and Avila knew each other, though they all lived in the same neighborhood.

Family members reportedly found Rubio wounded in the street. Rubio was taken away by ambulance and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Avila remained held in the Tarrant County Jail on Monday with bail set at $100,000.

Mfrances is a news writer for NinjaCOPS.com where you can get high quality wholesale stun guns, self-defense weapons, and rechargeable stun gun flashlights.

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