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Woman called 911 before being shot

Posted October 19, 2009

— A woman who was fatally shot outside a Fuquay-Varina church two weeks ago called 911 shortly before the shooting to report that her former boyfriend had a gun.

Police on Monday released a recording of the Oct. 7 call from Jammie Shatel Street. In a calm, but firm voice, she told a dispatcher that she needed a police officer at St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church.

"I have a person out here with a gun in his pocket, talking (like) he's going to kill himself," Street said. "This is not the first time. Can I get a cop out here now?"

Street identifies the man with the gun as Daniel Jerome Montgomery, then can be heard screaming, "Jerome, no!"

Much of the rest of the three-minute call is filled with distant screams and sobbing, as the dispatcher tries to re-establish contact.

Street, 30, was killed outside the church as she dropped off two of her three children for a before-school program. Montgomery is the father of her youngest child.

Police say Montgomery shot himself in the chest during the incident. He remains hospitalized at WakeMed, but police charged him last week with first-degree murder in Street's death.

The children witnessed the shooting but weren't harmed, according to the church's pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.

Street's 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.


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  • 007KnightRider Oct 20, 2009

    So sad. This women called 911 to get help and she still gets killed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Domestic violence makes me so mad!

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Oct 20, 2009

    Very sad. It's the fallacy about " you don't need a gun, just call the police " mantra.

    When every second counts, they'll be there in 10 minutes.

  • Thinkb4uspeak Oct 20, 2009

    I never noticed until i read NCrunninggals's comment that therapist is spelled by combining the words "the" and "rapist".

  • tarheelblue919 Oct 20, 2009

    this is sooo sad! i remember when i was a child, there was a woman in virgilina that called the police b/c her ex was outside her house. said he had done nothing wrong and was just sitting there at the curb. couldnt do anything until he had broken the law....this woman was shot by her ex in her front yard with her children watching....domestic violence isn't treated serious enough in my opinion...i wish law enforcement, and law makers would come together and find a way to protect women and children more. i feel so sad for those babies....what do you say? its just heart breaking :(

  • NCrunninggal Oct 20, 2009

    What stood out to me in reading this were the words of the pastor, "The children witnessed the shooting but weren't harmed." Although they weren't harmed physically, witnessing their mother's murder is emotionally harmful with potential life-long consequences. I hope that the children are receiving therapy with a professional child therapist trained in trauma work. Finally, this is very tragic that domestic violence claims yet another life.

  • jrfergerson Oct 20, 2009

    the death penalth means he will serve a few years behind bars and be out on the streets again according to what just happened with the release of those from prison who will soon be walking our streets free as birds.

  • Space Mountain Oct 20, 2009

    I have no problem with the kids getting revenge on this guy when they grow up.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Oct 20, 2009

    I can't believe they had to see that. And to think, she was trying to save that guy from himself.

  • grenlyn1 Oct 20, 2009

    When I livedin Fuquay the local cops would always tell us to call them directly because all 911 calls went to Raleigh and it took too long to get dispatched. I hope this problem wasn't a factor in this case. 'one would think this has been resolved after 10 years. .....Still praying for the babies.

  • scarletindurham Oct 20, 2009

    How horrible, these children witnessed their mother being killed... I am so sad for them! I hope this guy gets the maximum punishment.