2 suspects arrested in Selma man’s murder in Fayetteville

Russell McCants-McGill in a photo from Fayetteville Police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities said two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of a Selma man.

Police say Ronald Potts, 47, of Campground Road in Selma died after being one of two people shot at a home in the 1600 block of Rim Road in Fayetteville early Sunday morning.

The second victim was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Russell McCants-McGill, 21, of the 5800 block of Aftonshire Drive in Fayetteville was arrested on Monday, Fayetteville Police said.

Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Russell McCants-McGill without incident along the 7200 block of Shelby Circle, police said.

McCants-McGill is charged with first degree murder, shooting into occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of firearm by a felon.  Additionally, the suspect had multiple outstanding felony probation violation warrants.

Thomas McCants-Page
Thomas McCants-Page

Thomas McCants-Page was arrested July 14 and charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

McCants-Page is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $600,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting investigation is asked to contact Detective D. Johnson with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 224-3257 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org 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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