Reports say Julie Dombo, 61, was taking a morning walk when she decided to stop by the store to have her phone repaired.
The suspected gunman, James Michael Phillips, was arrested after he fled the robbery scene and was captured in Wichita following a police pursuit. He has been charged with a number of crimes, including attempted capital murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted aggravated kidnapping and two charges of attempted aggravated robbery.The media failed to mention that the attacker was black.
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On Aug. 11, Julie put on her sneakers, socks and a blue exercise jacket, did her daily walk at the local recreation center and stopped off at an AT&T store to get her phone fixed on the way home. The next day, she was supposed to go back to work as a volunteer counselor in Haysville, where she had just retired.More racist hate crime reports at AbateTheHate.com [click here]
“I thought I’d just run into the store and get my phone fixed,” Julie said. “And then my whole life changed in seconds.”
She found herself in the middle of a robbery and was shot multiple times in the arm and lung.
“I fell to the floor, and I just said, ‘Please don’t let me die,’ ” she said. “I just didn’t want to die.”
She kept repeating this over and over and then told the UPS employee, Sherri Randall, who worked next door and came over to be with her, to call her husband and repeated her husband’s phone number again and again.
Randall took Dombo’s hand, rubbed Dombo’s forehead, which was cold and clammy, and told her that everything would be all right until the ambulance came.
The suspected gunman, James Michael Phillips, was arrested after he fled the robbery scene and was captured in Wichita following a police pursuit. He has been charged with a number of crimes, including attempted capital murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted aggravated kidnapping and two charges of attempted aggravated robbery.
Julie was in a coma for more than six days as the doctors at Wesley worked on her.
When she finally awoke, she said, she looked down at her hands, and they were black. She also couldn’t talk, because both her lungs were being vented.
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