2 McMurry football players charged with capital murder in Fort Worth shooting


ABILENE, Texas - Two McMurry University students were arrested on campus Wednesday morning for capital murder charges out of Tarrant County.

Dontrell Lamond Dock, 19, of Conroe and Ryan Terrell McBeth, 20, of Fort Worth were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals for the first-degree felony charge around 11 a.m., according to a booking report at the Taylor County Jail.

A third student, Brodrick Earl Ross Jr., is still wanted. A McMurry spokesman confirmed Ross' involvement to KTXS Thursday. (UPDATE: Ross was arrested Thursday in Mansfield)

We did some digging and found they were arrested in connection with a shooting death that occurred Jan. 11 at a Fort Worth apartment complex.

Fort Worth officials said officers responded to the shooting at 1701 E. Robert Street and found the victim, 29-year-old Chris-Dion Russell, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Dock and McBeth were both on the McMurry War Hawks football team. Dock, a sophomore in the fall of 2016, was a running back and McBeth, a junior, was a defensive back. Neither are currently listed on the roster.

McMurry University sent KTXS the following statement Thursday.

"McMurry University is aware of a reported incident involving three of its students and is cooperating with authorities. As the incident involves students' personal educational records, we are not at liberty to discuss the matter further."

Dock and McBeth are being held in the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $250,000 each. Extradition to Tarrant County has not yet been arranged, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

Special thanks to KDFW for assistance with gathering information from the city of Fort Worth.