Arrest Made in Homicide Linked to Robbery

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
Terry McMillian Jr.

Updated at 3:26 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2023: Updated to add McMillian's age.

Hillsborough police arrested a man in connection with an October 2022 incident involving robbery at The Home Depot in Hillsborough and eventually homicide of an employee who sustained injuries during the event.  

Hillsborough Police arrested Terry McAnthony McMillian Jr., 26, of Durham today, Jan. 24, and charged him with first-degree murder and robbery. He was taken into custody in Durham at approximately 7 a.m. and was incarcerated in Orange County Jail. He is being held without bond.

At about 10:40 a.m. Oct. 18, an elderly man employed at The Home Depot was injured by a man committing larceny from the store. The employee, then 82, was injured as the man was leaving the store’s garden area with a shopping cart containing three pressure washers. Surveillance footage released by the store appears to show the man pushing the employee, who then fell to the ground. The employee died Nov. 30, due to complications from the injuries received.

Investigators with the Hillsborough Police Department apprehended McMillian without incident. They were aided by the State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Raleigh-Durham Safe Streets Task Force in conjunction with the Durham County and Orange County sheriff’s offices.

Hillsborough police detectives consulted with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and received support from the office regarding the charging decision prior to the arrest.

“We are glad we were able to bring some closure to this case and are very appreciative of the family’s patience and support,” Hillsborough Police Chief Duane Hampton said. “This was a team effort involving many of our local criminal justice partners, the SBI and the public.”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hillsborough Investigator Andrew Jones by email or by phone at 919-296-9562. Anonymous crime tips can be reported by: