PHOENIX – A woman was shot dead while driving in a street dispute in north Phoenix last week.
The shooting took place on Thursday afternoon near 7th Avenue and Beardsley.
Days later, the Sagittarius is still at large and the victim’s family is looking for answers.
Officials identified the victim as 38-year-old Stella Montes.
Stella’s family tells us that she is devastated as they try to find out who is responsible for her death and what the exact motive behind it is.
“You really broke our family,” said one of Monte’s daughters tearfully.
The three children of Montes, two daughters and a son, are heartbroken and say that Sagittarius has stolen everything from them.
“He took my mother with him. He took my best friend with him, ”she added.
“It’s the person who gave birth to me, who gave me life, who raised me,” said Montes’ youngest daughter.
The family agreed to speak to us but didn’t want to show their faces on camera and said they wanted to focus on their mother who is now gone.
“It’s the person who taught me everything I know today, and without that I miss a piece of myself. I miss my mother, ”said Montes’ daughter.
Montes’ youngest daughter tells ABC15 that when the shooting took place, her sister, who is eight months pregnant, was in the back seat of the car.
She also says her mother’s fiancé was in the passenger seat.
During the interview, Montes’ daughters collapsed. Your son trying to be strong for the family.
The children of Montes still struggle knowing they will never see their mother again.
“I have to accept that every day for the rest of my life,” said one of the daughters tearfully.
Phoenix police say after Montes was shot, the car she was driving collided with a wall.
Officials say there is still no information on who the shooter is or what kind of car they drove.
The family has settled in Online fundraiser to pay the funeral expenses.
“Because our family really needs the help,” said one of the daughters.
Montes’ children describe her as a strong single mother. Your pillar and now your eternal guardian angel.
“She said she would be there forever and be so short forever … it’s hard,” added her youngest daughter.
As for the person who took away their hero:
“Just introduce yourself. It’s not fair to us. My mom didn’t deserve that, ”said her eldest daughter, tears streaming down her cheeks.
Montes leaves three children, two grandchildren on the way and a loving fiance.
Montes’ children said they recently moved to Peoria and will have their first Christmas in a new home without their mother.
The family has announced that they will be holding a car wash at The Purple Turtle on 51st Avenue and Indian School from 9:30 am on December 18th and 19th
They will also be soliciting donations on Tuesday, December 14th at 75th Avenue and Thomas Road, and 47th Avenue and Indian School Road.