Arlington police arrest suspect in shooting death Sunday at pool hall

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Arlington police arrested a suspect on Thursday in the shooting death of a man at an east Arlington pool hall on Sunday.

Several witnesses identified the gunman as Alvin Bell, 21, of Fort Worth, said Tiara Richard, a police spokeswoman, in a news release.

He is accused of killing 24-year-old Ketron Nathan, Richard said.

“Bell was arrested this morning without incident,” Richard said.

Jail records show he was arrested at an address in the 3100 block of West Fourth Street in Fort Worth. The records also show he was booked into the Arlington jail at 12:12 p.m.

Bell faces a murder charge. Bail was set at $750,000, Richard said.

Police responded about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to a call about a shooting at Jumbo Pockets Sports Bar and Billiards in the 2700 block of Majesty Drive in Arlington, just east of Texas 360.

Employees had escorted a crowd of people out of the club after an altercation inside, police said. Witnesses reported seeing a man firing a gun in the parking lot, according to earlier reports.

Family members said Nathan and his brother, A’leke Rainwater, 20, also of Arlington, were shot. Two other men also were wounded, police said. The four were taken by ambulance to Medical Center of Arlington where Nathan later died, authorities said.

The other men’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, authorities said earlier.

The brothers’ sister, Candice Rainwater, said Nathan was a rap artist and was at the venue with his brother to see if they could perform. He was the father of three sons and another baby is due, the sister said.

This includes information from Star-Telegram archives.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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