Community in fear after an overnight standoff where Greenville officer was shot

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A giant hole in the wall, debris scattered everywhere, and a mess on the floor. That is the aftermath of the inside of the home right next to the suspect’s house in Tuesday night’s standoff.

Police used the house to gain access.

10 -year-old Jahshya Daughterty and her family were interrupted with a bang on the door Tuesday evening.

Police went through Daughterty’s house which became a five and a half hour long standoff between the police and the suspect next door.

“I was scared because when I got home it was a big bang and I didn’t know what that was and I thought we were in trouble because the police told us to come outside and I was scared,” Jahshya Daughterty said.

According to 15-year-old Jahnasia Daughterty, the neighbors next door where the standoff happened have been fighting for months.

31-year-old Jonas Fucito was arrested after authorities say he barricaded himself in the house after they say he shot through the door injuring master officer Jeremiah Lovelace.

A 9-month-old baby was also in the house at the time and is ok.

Greenville police say the repairs will be done to the home, but those living there say the trauma lingers.

“Me personally, I don’t want to come back here and see this mess. Like, this is new to me and I ain’t never seen this ever in my life,” Jahnasia Daughterty shared.

Like the Daughtertys, the residents in the area are shaken up by what happened.

“Everybody out here has kids. Infants, toddlers, and teenagers, like we all want to be safe. We all want to be somewhere where we feel safe and if things like these are going on at my back door, what’s going on?” Andrea Gooding, a community resident, asked.

Officer Lovelace is recovering at home and Fucito is behind bars under no bond charged with attempted murder.

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