Woman who called 911 after Jewish center shootings, takes the stand on day two of Cross trial

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OLATHE, Kan. -- Day two of the Frazier Cross trial wrapped up Tuesday evening in a Johnson County courtroom.

Maggie Hunker, who was the only person spared by cross during his shooting rampage at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Johnson County back in April of 2014, took the stand on Tuesday.

Reat Underwood, 14, and Reat’s grandfather Dr. William Corporon, 69, were both killed outside the Jewish Community Center, as Underwood was there to audition for the KC Superstar contest. Terri LaManno, 43, was gunned down outside Village Shalom, a retirement complex, where she was visiting her mother.

Hunker had just had lunch with a friend at Village Shalom, when she walked out to her car and saw something she described as shocking.

"There was a man standing at the open trunk holding a gun and aiming it at a woman in the parking lot,” said Hunker to dispatch during her frantic 9-1-1 call for help.

Just moments before Terri LaManno had been on the other end of that gun, begging for her life.

"She was screaming ‘no, no, no,’” Hunker described during the call. "While she was screaming he pumped the gun like you would pump a shotgun."

"Yes, I just saw someone get shot," said Hunker while she sat in her car in Village Slalom’s parking lot. "She is parked right behind me in the parking lot."

"She is lying on the ground in the parking lot. I'm in my car,” she told the operator. “The guy aimed the gun at me, asked me if I was a Jew and then he got in his car and left."

That 9-1-1 call described the tragic scene that Hunker detailed on the witness stand, Tuesday. Hunker said she was standing behind a BMW coupe, while LaManno and Cross stood next an SUV when Cross shot and killed her.

"Mrs. LaManno fell to her right and dropped the backpack and coffee cup fell to the ground,” recalled Hunker.

Then she said Cross turned his attention towards her, asking her if she was a Jew.

"I thought ‘if I say the answer he didn't want to hear he will shoot me just like he shot her,’” said Hunker.

Hunker said she had told Cross she wasn’t, then she said he tossed the weapon inside the trunk of a car, got inside and drove off.

"At that point, I became very, very scared that he would come back that he would realize that he should have shot me too because I saw what happened,” she said.

Shortly after Frazier Cross left the shooting scene at the retirement community, he was arrested at Village Park Elementary School at 123rd and Lamar.

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