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Woman called 911 before being shot

Posted October 19, 2009 4:55 p.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2009 6:31 p.m. EDT

— 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.