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Woman killed outside Fuquay-Varina church

Posted October 7, 2009

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— Police were investigating a double-shooting outside a Fuquay-Varina church early Wednesday that left a woman dead and a man wounded.

Jammie Shatel Street, 30, was shot at least once and died at the scene, police said. Daniel Jerome Montgomery, 31, was shot once in the chest and was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh for treatment. His condition was unknown Wednesday afternoon.

Street was a mother of three and drove a school bus for Fuquay-Varina High School, said her aunt, Doris Burton.

Jammie Street, killed outside Fuquay church Young mother killed in Fuquay-Varina shooting

"She was just so good-hearted," Burton said. "I can't see why any harm would have been brought to her, why her life was cut down at such an early age."

Family members said Street was dropping off two of her children at St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church, 605 Bridge St., shortly after 6 a.m. for a before-school program, when she had a confrontation with Montgomery.

Montgomery was Street's boyfriend and the father of her youngest child. Relatives said they weren't aware of any difficulties between the couple, but police said Montgomery had been charged at least twice with domestic assault and domestic trespass in incidents involving Street.

"We've had calls to their residence before on more than one occasion," Police Chief Larry Smith said, adding that he didn't think Street and Montgomery still lived together.

"We just don't know ... why it happened, what took place, what was going on, if they had an argument, fussed or anything. We don't know," Burton said. "It's so sad. It's just a heartbreak. It's such a terrible tragedy, and we are trying to make sense of it to see what took place for him to have did what he did."

The children witnessed the shooting but weren't harmed, according to the church's pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr., who said Street and Montgomery weren't members of the church.

"It’s an unfortunate circumstance. It was a domestic dispute between a mother and her children’s father, her boyfriend," Connelly said. "Our hearts go out to the families. We’ll certainly be praying for the families and provide whatever support the church can provide to this family."

Police taped off the church parking lot, including a blue minivan with the driver's side door open.

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  • sunflowerbubbles Oct 8, 2009

    The system is broken and this is why these things happen! Praying for those kids and her family!

  • craziecrafter Oct 7, 2009

    God Bless this Family. If he wanted to kill someone he should of done it to himself. Now he has left these precious children motherless. He was selfish. May he rot.

  • HopingForABetterWorld Oct 7, 2009

    Can you guys stop analyzing things and just say a prayer or have a good thought for the kids who lost their mom today, all their friends at school who were in tears, all the adults that spent their entire day counseling the kids, and the family?

  • dkevjones Oct 7, 2009

    Praying for the children...May God grant HIS Peace to this family during this difficult time!

  • james27613 Oct 7, 2009

    Innocent until proven GUILTY in a court of law.

    wrong prof.
    HE IS NOT INNOCENT! HE IS GUILTY!!!

  • gdh84 Oct 7, 2009

    OK Professer, first how do you know this young lady did not let him see his child? You do not what when on so please your comments to yourself about women having a lot of babies by different daddy's that is not the issue here. This women died and now her children are without a mother and father. I hope I never get you for a class!

  • Professor Oct 7, 2009

    THOU SHALL NOT KILL - OBVIOUSLY, THE SO-CALL MINISTER DID NOT SEE THOSE WORDS IN THE BIBLE. MAY HE RECEIVED HIS JUST!

  • Professor Oct 7, 2009

    MAY SHE REST IN PEACE ONCE HE IS SITTING IN PRISON FOR LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.

  • Professor Oct 7, 2009

    HE SHOT AND KILLED HER. SHE DID NOT DO IT HERSELF, HONEY!

  • Seeminglyopposed Oct 7, 2009

    There is a case pending now where a boyfriend shot into his EX-girlfriends car and he is only in jail with a 100,000 bond, and IS NOT BEING HELD ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES. Only happened a week ago, if nothing else after this situation these charges should be immediately upgraded. Why? He has a chance to get out and complete his mission because the court systems allow this type of thing to happen. A restraining order can not stop a bullet. What will they tell her son and daughter after this man gets out and do what he intended to do from the beginning, what will I do to console her mother my bestfriend to help her bury her daughter because the court system allowed this man to be free?

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