Eyewitness chased gunman in Sunday's shooting

Paul Temme came face to face with gunman

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Paul Temme, the fourth person that was shot at in Sunday's shooting at the Jewish Community Center, spoke about the ordeal on Wednesday.

Temme parked in a space near the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre Sunday afternoon getting ready to go the gym, but in an instant it all changed.

"I heard some banging and I didn't know what that banging is and a woman came running from the gym," Temme said.

The bangs were from gunfire that struck and killed 69-year old Dr. William Lewis Corporon. Temme immediately called 911 and walked toward the sounds of gunfire.

"My first glance, he was shooting into the vehicle at the boy," Temme said.

Temme said Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, had already shot Dr. Corpond and 14-year-old Reat Underwood and was putting away his shotgun in the trunk of his car.

Tremme said Miller then tried to getaway.

"I was concerned that he was leaving without identifying him so I ran toward the car in the hopes that I could see his tag, his license plate," Temme said.

Seconds later, the gunman made a U-turn and came face-to-face with Temme.

"He had rolled his window down and we looked at each other and then I realized that he had pulled his handgun out, he shot the handgun," Temme said.

Temme ducked for cover. No cars were in the way, only a grassy median separated the two men.

He said Miller fired a few shots before driving away to Village Shalom where he killed Terri LaManno.

"It's a shame and an outrage," Temme said.

He is upset that a man with a criminal record such as the one that Miller had would be able to possess firearms.

"The immediate thing of course is for everyone to heal and perhaps then after that we can think about what to do address the most structural problems," Temme said.

He hopes legislation can be put in place to prevent another senseless shooting from happening again.

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