Monday, March 24, 2014

Arlington, Texas: Mass Shooting in Saloon with History of Bloodshed Leaves Ketron Nathan Dead, Three Wounded

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks for this article go to A Texas Reader, who asks,

What's this baby daddy doing out after midnight?


Arlington Shooting Kills Father of 3, Injures 3
By Dulce Hernandez

By Catherine Ross
| Monday, Mar 24, 2014 | Updated 6:05 A.M. CDT
NBC 5 News

Cassandra Nathan attended a vigil for her son Ketron who was killed early Sunday. His younger brother Aleke was one of three people wounded in the shooting at the Jumbo Pocket Sports Bar and Billiards in the 2700 block of Majesty Drive in Arlington.

Vigil Held For Arlington Father Killed...

Arlington police are trying to figure out who fatally shot a father expecting his fourth child and three others at a bar early Sunday morning.

Ketron Nathan was killed early Sunday in a shooting at the Jumbo Pocket Sports Bar and Billiards in the 2700 block of Majesty Drive in Arlington. His mother, Cassandra Nathan, confirmed Ketron's death and that another of her sons, Aleke, was one of three people wounded in the shooting.

Identities for the two other injured victims have not yet been released by police.
Police at the scene said the shooting happened sometime after a person was kicked out of the bar for having a confrontation with a bouncer.

Cassandra Nathan said her sons are rap artists who went to the bar to try to perform. But when they were told they could not, Ketron went back to his car.

Aleke Nathan said he heard a commotion, so he and his brother ran back inside to see if their girlfriends were okay.

Officers said that's when someone got into a confrontation with the bouncer. Someone later came back and fired shots. It's not clear who the gunman is.

On Sunday night, Aleke Nathan was released from the hospital and attended a vigil in his brother's honor. Their mother called on the community not to retaliate with violence.

"We just want to cherish Ketron's life," said Cassandra Nathan. "I just want the young people to know -- sometimes you just have to think twice about the things you do and the consequences - this could be anybody, anybody. I never thought it would be and my family."

The Arlington Police Homicide unit is conducting an investigation to identify the person or people responsible for the shooting. It is still unclear what exactly caused the incident to occur, said Arlington police.

Whomever shot her son, Cassandra Nathan is ready to forgive them. "I just want to know that I forgive you because I believe in Jesus and if it wasn't for Jesus, I wouldn't be standing here today," Nathan said. "I just want them to know they have an opportunity to repent and change their lives."

Cassandra Nathan said Ketron was a father of three sons with a baby on the way.

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