UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Several men believed to be armed and dangerous are wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in Union County that happened in Saturday afternoon.
According to the City of Monroe, the shooting happened in the 600 block of First Street. Upon arrival, Monroe Police found 38-year-old Jarellia Montgomery with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported by EMS to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
"He didn't deserve to die like this. Not at all. Not at all," said Priscila Winchester, a family member of Montgomery. "It does not make sense, it is very, very scary. I loved Jarellia. He was a good person."
Investigators believe the shooting may have stemmed from an argument earlier in the day at a retail business at Fairly Avenue and Morgan Mill Road.
"I just loved his personality, his smile, his love for everybody," said Jennifer Rush, Montgomery's fiance. The two were expecting twins together. "He will be remembered, and these babies will know about him."
A small memorial was created on First Street by the family and a vigil will be held Monday night at 7 p.m.
"He loved dancing and having a good time," said Jahdallia Montgomery, the daughter of the victim. "I'll just miss how close we were and the talks we use to have."
Police are currently looking for 23-year-old Demaurea Leon Grant along with three more men for questioning in connection with the homicide.
The suspects were last seen in what appeared to be a gold 1999 Buick Regal four-door sedan.
The suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
"We don't know what their mindset is or what they are capable of so just call us," said Pete Hovanec, the Communications Director for the City of Monroe. "Question them first off about what happened, and then hold them accountable if they in fact did pull the trigger."
Anyone with information should contact the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-5769 or Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.