Mother Shot, Killed While Holding Baby Near Decatur Daycare: Reports

DECATUR, GA — A mother was shot and killed while holding her baby outside a daycare, according to multiple reports.

Family told WAGA-TV the 21-year-old Mic’keya Montgomery was killed Wednesday by her child’s father. The shooting happened in a wooded area behind Education Elevation Children Academy on Snapfinger Park Drive in Decatur.

Montgomery was picking up her daughter Chloe after work, when Taco Nash showed up with a gun, out of nowhere, reported WAGA-TV. Daycare workers tried to help, but told the news station that he threatened to hurt everyone so they let Montgomery leave with him.

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DeKalb police responded to a domestic violence call around 3:45 p.m., reported WSB-TV. Nash dragged Montgomery and her 16-month-old daughter into a wooded area behind the daycare and shot and killed Montgomery, reported WSB-TV. The child was unharmed.

Montgomery’s sister, Chancierra Coleman, told WSB that Nash had been arrested several times for assaulting Montgomery, and that he even shot her recently.

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Coleman told WSB that Montgomery called a family member after she was kidnapped and that she knew that her life was going to end.

“She was just saying, ‘Thank you,’ and that she loved everybody,” Coleman said. “She knew he was about to kill her.”

Nash has been charged with malice murder.

A message was left with the DeKalb County Police Department.

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