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2 adults and an infant killed after shooting inside Fayetteville home

Fayetteville police officers found two adults dead of gunshot wounds on Tuesday night inside a home. A baby injured in the shooting died Wednesday morning at a hospital.



(Fayetteville, NC) – On February 7, 2023, at approximately 8:28 p.m., officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Bunce Road for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene they located two adult victims inside a residence suffering from gunshot wounds and they were pronounced deceased on scene. Another victim, an infant, was also struck by gunfire and transported to the hospital for treatment.

The first victim has been identified as Terrance Jaiquann Melvin, (Black male, 26 years of age) of the 1100 block of Bunce Road. His next of kin has been notified.

The second victim has been identified as Johnathan Alexander McMillian (Black male, 33 years of age) of the 3200 block of Sandhill Drive. His next of kin has been notified.

Johnathan Alexander McMillian
Terrance Jaiquann Melvin

The third victim was an infant that succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that this was not a random incident. All parties involved were known to each other. The department’s Homicide detectives are actively investigating the case.

Bunce Road has been reopened for travel in both directions.

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit have assumed the investigation, and the investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective M. Waters at (910) 635-4978 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).