Man sentenced to life for fatally shooting partner in fraud scheme

A man who was previously on Atlanta’s “most wanted” list was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of shooting and killing his partner in a bank fraud scheme.

Brejon Nabors, 29, was sentenced to life plus five years in connection with the death of 32-year-old Mondavius Milan, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Monday.

According to prosecutors, Nabors and Milan would deposit fraudulent checks and money orders, then withdraw the funds before the bank reversed the transactions.

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On April 3, 2018, the men and two other people drove to a bank to withdraw funds from an account. Nabors was in the front passenger seat, and Milan was in the back seat behind the driver.

At some point, Nabors accused Milan of stealing money from him, Fulton District Attorney Paul Howard said. Milan denied it, and the pair started arguing. Nabors then pulled out a handgun, racked it and said: “Where my (expletive) money at?”

Milan reached over the driver’s shoulder and grabbed the wheel, sending the vehicle off the road and into a field, according to prosecutors.

Nabors and Milan fought over the gun, and the struggle spilled out of the car. Nabors eventually got the gun and shot Milan in the back and in the abdomen, Howard said.

Milan ran from the field and collapsed in the middle of Campbellton Road, where he died.

After the shooting, Nabors fled to New Bedford, Massachusetts, according to Howard. He was put on the Atlanta Police Department’s “most wanted” list in connection with Milan’s death.

Officers in New Bedford found Nabors when they were serving a warrant on someone else May 21, 2018, AJC.com previously reported.

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Nabors “climbed out of a bedroom window on the second floor and attempted to flee the residence,” Detective Matthew Rodrigues said at the time. “Mr. Nabors was running and jumping onto roofs, causing a disturbance in the neighborhood” before he was arrested.

He would not give his name to Massachusetts troopers, but Nabors’ identity was confirmed through a national fingerprint database, according to Howard. He was then extradited to Atlanta for trial.

Nabors was convicted Friday of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Howard. He was previously convicted of robbery and theft by receiving in Cobb County.

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