Man killed by Fort Worth guard near Greyhound station was homeless

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The man fatally shot by a security guard Sunday morning near the downtown Greyhound bus station was identified Monday as Luster Stansberry, a homeless man with a criminal record and a history of psychiatric referrals, according to police and court records.

According to a police report, Stansberry, 44, of Fort Worth, died at John Peter Smith Hospital after being shot about 6:30 a.m. by a private guard working at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center on Jones Street. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office had not posted a report on the death by late Monday.

Witnesses told investigators that Stansberry had been assaulting the guard and that the guard eventually pulled out a weapon and fired.

The guard, who is employed by Ruiz Protective Services in Fort Worth, was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth with multiple injuries that are not life-threatening, police reported.

Police did not release information on what might have prompted Stansberry to attack the guard.

Stansberry has been in and out of jail eight times since 1999, according to Tarrant County criminal court records — three times on criminal trespass charges, twice on charges of assault causing bodily injury involving family members, and once each on charges of resisting arrest, theft of a vehicle and assault causing bodily injury.

In five cases, Stansberry was ordered to undergo psychological examination, records say. In 2010, he was found incompetent to stand trial on one of the criminal trespass charges, according to court records.

The shooting Sunday occurred shortly in the 1000 block of Jones Street near the Greyhound area of the transportation center.

Ruiz Protective Services of Fort Worth has a contract to provide security there, said Joan Hunter, a spokeswoman with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. Officials with Ruiz Protective Services could not be reached for comment Monday.

The Intermodal Transportation Center includes commuter rail service, regional and national Amtrak train service, and bus, taxi and trolley services. Greyhound was the only service open at the time of the attack, Hunter said.

The transportation center is monitored by security cameras, and one or more security guards patrol the facility all the time, she said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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