Man shot in chest, back in Fayetteville Sunday morning; 1 charged

Dontez Ward (Fayetteville Police Department)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A man was found lying in the street with gunshot wounds to his chest and back Sunday morning, Fayetteville Police said.

Police responded to the scene at 105 Mary St. just after 3 a.m. in reference to a report of a shooting.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a man identified as Stephen McGill, 39, of 105 Mary St., was found lying in the street with gunshot wounds to his chest and back. McGill was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He remains at the hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

Police said the incident stems from an ongoing dispute between McGill and 26-year-old Dontez Antonio Ward, of Fayetteville, who is in custody.

Ward has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting investigation is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910)-433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910)-483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).




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