Shooting victim obtains protective order against husband

Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2001

JUNEAU (AP) -- A woman wounded by an unknown assailant last month in a mall parking lot has obtained a protective order against her estranged husband, accusing him in court of shooting her.

Tuyet Hagerup testified via telephone from Seattle before Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins on Monday that she believed her husband, Ron, shot her in the head Nov. 8 as she walked to her car.

Tuyet Hagerup, 44, was found outside the Nugget Mall, where she owns an ice cream store.

As a result of the shooting, she sustained hearing loss and throat damage and the bullet remains lodged in her head, Hagerup said in court documents.

Ron Hagerup refused to testify in the hearing on Monday. Police have made no arrests in the shooting and friends say the man is not violent.

Tuyet Hagerup filed for divorce in July 2000. The two agreed on joint custody and a visitation schedule for their daughters, ages 3 and 9, but could not agree on how to divide their property, court records show. The shooting occurred two days after a date for their divorce trial was set.

Edward Bibb, a neighbor, told Collins he trusted Ron Hagerup to care for his 9-year-old daughter when she spent the night with Hagerup's children.

Collins granted the protective order on Monday and ordered Ron Hagerup to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and turn in his weapons. He must also agree to supervised visits with his children pending the evaluation, Collins said.

Keith Levy, his attorney, opposed the psychiatric exam.

Juneau police continue to investigate the shooting. Police said in a statement Tuesday that evidence has been sent to crime labs in Anchorage and Washington, D.C., but would not identify the evidence.

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