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Fayetteville Realtor Returns To Scene Where She Was Shot

Posted July 11, 2005

— A Fayetteville realtor shot while on the job returned Monday to the spot where she almost lost her life.

On June 9, Kathleen Yaggi said she went to a mobile home on Glenlea Drive to meet someone who was supposed to be shopping for a new home. Instead, she said, the would-be buyer shot her.

For the first time since the attack, Yaggi went back to the place where it happened.

"This is kind of weird because I just basically walked over my own grave -- or what was meant to be," Yaggi said.

She also wanted to thank the woman who ran for help and attend a ceremony for the officers and civilian who rushed to her aid.

"It was really close and if they hadn't acted when they did, and how they did, I wouldn't be here," Yaggi said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they said the suspect was still armed. Still, they ran into harm's way to carry Yaggi 100 yards to safety.

"I saw the door crack on the trailer at least two times and I was afraid he was coming out, so I just ran as hard as could," said Lt. Bryan Hales of the Hoke County Sheriff's Office.

Officers said they saved one life, but Yaggi's husband, Al, said they saved two.

"These guys actually saved my life, because if you had taken her away, there would have been nothing left of my life either," Al Yaggi said.

Yaggi, who is now back to work part-time, said she had faith that she would live to see this day, to thank the people who made it possible and to retrace steps which changed her life.

As for the suspect, authorities believe June McCoy shot Yaggi and then turned the gun on himself. He is paralyzed and still in the hospital.


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