Two Fugitives Suspected In Atlanta Murder Arrested In South Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two fugitives who were wanted in connection to a murder in Atlanta, Georgia have been arrested in Charlotte, according to police.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received a report that two suspects wanted for a murder in Atlanta were possibly in the Charlotte area. On Tuesday around 9 p.m., two officers spotted what was believed to be the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver fled the scene.

Officers spent the next several hours searching for the vehicle that was later found in the parking lot of the QuikTrip on East Woodlawn Road in south Charlotte. Police then moved quickly to approach the vehicle, which was parked next to a pump.

One of the suspects, identified as 33-year-old Demarcus Bussey, was inside the store when officer made contact with him, according to police.

“While officers were making the arrest, Bussey became actively aggressive and began fighting the officers, so a Taser was deployed to stop the suspect’s active aggression to safely take him into custody,” CMPD said.

The second suspect, identified as 25-year-old Valencia Wilson, was still in the vehicle and was arrested without incident, according to a news release. Drugs and a stolen firearm were also found in the vehicle and said to belong to Bussey.

According to CMPD, both suspects have been arrested for their outstanding warrants from Atlanta, and Bussey faces additional charges in Charlotte for possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana.

The public is reminded they can anonymously report the whereabouts of wanted suspects to Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.