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Garner woman dies after shooting outside home

Posted February 24, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

— A Garner woman shot outside her house Tuesday morning has died, and authorities have charged a man who was also shot with first-degree murder.

June P. Carlyle, 49, of 800 Creech Road, died Tuesday afternoon at WakeMed, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.

Brandi Carlyle Garner woman dies after double shooting

Jose Manuel Valdez-Masias, 44, of 1896 Spring Drive, Garner, was listed in fair condition at WakeMed. Harrison said Valdez-Masias would likely be arrested upon his hospital release.

Deputies responded to Carlyle's home around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Harrison said the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. He declined to comment further about the investigation.

One witness, however, told WRAL News Carlyle was shot point-blank in the head. Authorities would not confirm that detail.

Carlyle operated a construction cleaning service out of the house, according to her daughter, Brandi Carlyle. Every morning, workers arrive at the house, get into trucks and head to work, she said.

Valdez-Masias was a former employee, other workers said. He arrived at the house with a gun, shot Carlyle and then shot himself in the stomach, they said.

Carlyle said that she was in the house sleeping when she heard three gunshots and saw one of the workers outside. At the time of the interview, she was not sure where her mother was and had assumed she went to work.

"I'm hoping everybody is fine, and maybe they can get down to the bottom and see why all this happened," Carlyle said.

The house is about 500 yards from Creech Road Elementary School, which was put on a lockdown as a precaution.


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  • forsakendemond Mar 2, 2009

    I do not get that people would turn something like this into an uninformed debate on Garner and illegal immigrants. Anyone who would do anything other than send their sympathy to the family in my opinion are worthless idiots, who deserve to have all the pain in the world inflicted on them emotionally and then have that pain mocked online as a senseless debate over nothing. Has anyone out there suddenly lost a parent? Did it not occur to anyone that Brandi will read this? Where are your hearts? For that matter where are your brains? It is disappointing to me that people feel that they have the license to become town idiot when they log on just because you are not face to face with anyone else. I guarantee that none of you would have the guts to really confront any of the issues that you all fuss about. If you really feel so very strongly propose INTELLIGENT solutions. Don't add fuel to the fire or show your embarrassing IQ's through your idiotic reactions online. Please. There is a reas

  • bestmom Feb 25, 2009

    Maybe the family knew it would be better to tell the daughter when she was surrounded by her family and not surrounded by the MEDIA!

  • Garnerwolf1 Feb 25, 2009

    "...too bad your not able to spell..." LOL. Sorry but that would be 'you're'.

    Just trying to find something lighthearted in this tragic situation.

  • Garnerwolf1 Feb 25, 2009

    johnston: chill out. I was stating my opinion which is the purpose of golo if I'm not mistaken. The only people I'm bashing, if indeed I'm bashing anyone at all, is whoever is responsible for telling the daughter her mother had been killed!

  • bestmom Feb 25, 2009

    Before you start bashing people maybe you need to consider there are things that you don't know. The media only reports details that make the story interesting but not the WHOLE story! Have a little more respect and consideration for the family!

  • Garnerwolf1 Feb 25, 2009

    Wait. The mother's been murdered in her front yard. The daughter is in the house sleeping. Hears the shots but doesn't get up until she hears the sirens. Ends up giving media interviews, but nobody bothers to tell her her mother is dead?! What is up with that?

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  • chance Feb 24, 2009

    Maybe people need to stop employing illegals. Outside of the danger they pose, not employing them would stop them from coming to the area!

  • jlh4jdj Feb 24, 2009

    I think its a valid point that this guy has no address. If a person is willing to break one small law and justify it as ok (coming to this country illegally), then they will have no problem moving up to breaking bigger laws like murder. If you think that you are above the law and that everyone owes you something then you don't have a problem doing this.
    To all you people who knocking on WCPSS for the media trucks being outside, get a life. Really I doubt the trucks were all over the school property (probably just in front of). I think some of you need some therapy for a bad experience you had with a school system.

  • whatusay Feb 24, 2009

    This is just another statistic of an illegal killing a U.S. citizen and our incompetent elected officials ignoring what is happening in this state.