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Boyfriend facing murder charge for shooting near church

Posted October 8, 2009

— Fuquay-Varina police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend and then shooting himself in the chest outside a church Wednesday morning.

Authorities said they plan to charge Daniel Jerome Montgomery, 31, with first-degree murder when his condition improves. He is at WakeMed receiving treatment for his gunshot wound. His condition was not released.

Montgomery is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, Jammie Shatel Street, 30, after she dropped off two of her children at St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church, 605 Bridge St., for a before-school program.

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.

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

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

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

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Wayne Sorensen at 919-552-1424 or Captain Jeff Dunn at 919-753-1008.


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  • rargos Oct 8, 2009

    "The children witnessed the shooting but weren't harmed"

    Seeing your parent shot and killed doesn't qualify as "harmed"?

    Then again, with all the violence kids are exposed to on TV and in games, watching your mother be murdered by your father may not be the worst thing these kids have seen.

    I hope the father gets the chair.

  • Professor Oct 8, 2009

    Life in prison without having parole.

  • injameswetrust2003 Oct 8, 2009

    It's amusing how felons always have the same look on their face when their picture is taken.

  • sweet4you Oct 8, 2009

    DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT...You're feeling are you own but what happened to "compassion for mankind" We don't know why people do the things they do and it's not for us to judge. I guess if everyone felt like you the world would be even more screwed up. Compassion doesn't ocst a thing, it's just a matter of taking the time to care for other's. You never know when the shoe is on the foot. Think about it!!!!!!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 8, 2009

    sweet4you, some of us have grown so tired of the lawlessness in America today that we have NO feelings when we read these stories. Just anger. Its the same type of stuff over and over and over. People just won't learn. I have NO feeling for these people.

  • sweet4you Oct 8, 2009

    I can't believe the heartlessness of some of these somments. some of you folks should be ashamed. GOD Bless the little one's and the families. Everybody loses here

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 8, 2009

    "And even so, a public discussion forum doesn't mean that people have to be insensitive, racist and rude.

    Rational Thinking"

    So we aren't supposed to talk about the crime and what might have precipitated the crime? I see. So we should wait until the newness has worn off before we talk about that? What's the appropriate timeframe we should wait before we bring up the adjectives, like punk, in describing this immature poor excuse for a man?

  • sayitoutloud Oct 8, 2009

    pompey, yes we as taxpayers will be paying for him spending his miserable life in prison. However, the 3 children that no longer have a mother will know someday that the piece of trash that killed her will be spending the rest of his "life" behind bars. He is a coward, by killing her and then trying to kill himself. He should have to pay for that with his life being taken by the justice system, not by his own doings.

  • RonnieR Oct 8, 2009

    Most likely he is faceing murder charges for killing the girl and, perhaps facing an unlawful discharge charge for shooting near the church, if Apex has an ordinance against it.

  • happymom Oct 8, 2009

    "And even so, a public discussion forum doesn't mean that people have to be insensitive, racist and rude.

    Rational Thinking"

    Couldn't have said it better...