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Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

2013-06-17T15:07:00Z 2013-06-17T20:18:08Z Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriendBILL TOSCANO — Glens Falls Post-Star

DANBY, Vt. — The stepmother of a Vermont man who shot a Hudson Falls man to death Sunday said her stepson was defending his family.

Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after being shot by Michael White, 24. Police said Allen went to a house on John Corey Road Sunday evening with a knife and was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Heather Thompson, when he was shot.

Thompson, 22, had a restraining order issued in Washington County against Allen because of an April arrest for unlawful restraint, police said.

“He came to kill her, and who knows, they all could have been dead if Mikey hadn’t stopped him,” Debbie White said Monday afternoon. She was out of state at the time of the incident but returned after the attack.

State Police said Michael White, 24, saw the attack and fired a rifle twice, hitting Allen, who was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center. He died there early Monday morning, police said.

Thompson, who is pregnant, was in Rutland Regional Medical Center Monday following surgery for multiple stab wounds, according to Debbie White.

“They said she was OK and will recover,” she said.

Two children were in the home at the time of the attack, Debbie White said. One was the 18-month-old daughter of Allen and Thompson, and the other was White’s 6-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Police are investigating and have not said whether there will be charges against White. Debbie White said her stepson was not taken into custody and was at the hospital with Thompson Monday afternoon.

“He is so upset,” she said. “He’s taking this so hard.”

Details of the April unlawful restraint case, which prompted the restraining order against Allen, were not available Monday.

Allen’s body was taken Monday to the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

State Police said once the investigation is complete, details will be sent to the Rutland County Office of the State’s Attorney for review.

Troopers from the Rutland State Police Barracks and the Pawlet constable responded to Sunday’s incident. Wallingford Rescue, Manchester Rescue and Regional Rescue also responded and took Allen and Thompson to the hospital.

Stephanie Dassaro, a spokeswoman for the Vermont State Police, said Monday afternoon she did not anticipate more information being available before Tuesday.

“There are still a lot of moving parts, and the autopsy is ongoing,” Dassaro said Monday afternoon.

Debbie White said her stepson and Thompson had been living together in a mobile home, which is near her house. She said White’s father rented the home, and they were renovating it.

Debbie White said Thompson believed Allen was no longer in the area and had moved to Florida. She said he had come to the home in the past, most recently during the winter.

“He came up and threatened to shoot everybody,” Debbie White said. “She was scared.”

Debbie White said she felt badly for everyone involved.

“It’s really too bad for his family. It’s bad all the way around,” she said. “It’s bad for them, and it’s bad for us. But Mikey was just defending his family. He had to do something. Was he supposed to just sit there and watch him stab her?”

White said her stepson told her Allen was on top of Thompson, still stabbing her, when he fired the shots.

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  1. nyyankee
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    nyyankee - June 23, 2013 11:32 am
    If he had 7 rounds in each pistol, then it's ok? That makes not one once of common sense!
  2. Key
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    Key - June 22, 2013 6:41 pm
    I am glad that Mr. White was there to stop a double murder. Who knows what would have happened to the children that were present as well. I hope that Mr. White will not be charged what he did was heroic.
  3. hdekhtereva
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    hdekhtereva - June 22, 2013 5:06 pm
    Did the "Safe Act" stop Mr. Hagan?


    Hmm. Who does it stop?

    Oh, the people that OBEY the law. . . .

    Well that makes a lot of sense now doesn't it, you are now protected from law abiding citizens.

    Give me a break with your feel good jargon, & your feel good law.
  4. hdekhtereva
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    hdekhtereva - June 22, 2013 2:39 pm
    No, but I'd feel safer knowing people like that ARE out there, if I & all of my fellow law abiding citizens had the right to carry concealed in this state.

    It doesn't matter to me though really; just over a year to go until I can go live free by getting out of this state, so they can add me in as a statistic in the "Mass Exodus of New York".

    Enjoy your hunting rifle for as long as you can.
  5. k
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    k - June 22, 2013 7:45 am
    The man used a common rifle and 2 bullets to bring down the human. No one ever tried to outlaw your hunting rifle with 2 bullets. You all still have them in your homes. And it was sufficient. No one ever wanted to take away my right to defend myself against an aggressor. Compare this incident to one local incident listed on the NYS Troopers webpage:
    "...At 8:03AM the New York State Police Thruway Trooper conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of Hagan’s 2013 Volkswagen Passat on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Coeymans. Hagan was operating his vehicle in excess of the 100 mph. Subsequent to the vehicle and traffic stop, Hagan was found in possession of a Walther P22 handgun which was loaded with a fully charged 10 round magazine, a Glock model 19 handgun which was loaded with a fully charged 14 round magazine and an unloaded Bushmaster assault rifle. Hagan was also found in possession of approximately 30 grams of marihuana..."

    You want this guy wandering the streets?
  6. emt450
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    emt450 - June 19, 2013 2:15 pm
    Mr white should get a award for a job well done. glad no one else died.
  7. hdekhtereva
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    hdekhtereva - June 19, 2013 1:30 pm
    Correction; some of the reports are not from 2012, but from 2010-2011. They are still relevant and the most recent nonbiased credible reports/studies available.
  8. hdekhtereva
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    hdekhtereva - June 19, 2013 12:24 pm
    Obviously you have not done any independent research on the subject.
    The mass shootings are the exception, not attacks like the one this woman in the article suffered. Home invasions are not rare anymore.

    The statistics that will either support or debunk your claim are available to the public in the form of various studies and reports. The facts will surprise you, and just may change your view.

    Credible nonbiased reports from 2012 have been published by the following,
    The CDC, The FBI, The Pew Research Center, The Bureau of Justice Statistics.
    Don't get all caught up in the emotional hype. Research first, then form your opinion. Even if you are still against guns, at least you will have made an informed personal judgment related to how you feel about the subject. It's far too easy to get swept up in the emotional wave that happens after well publicized tragic events, I do understand. But the media hype & emotions are not what we should be basing what laws we live under on.
  9. Jonny
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    Jonny - June 19, 2013 11:46 am
    It is not "very much an exception", other than it being reported in the media. I subscribe to many gun magazines, this happens FAR more than people realize. There are many more than a few people that successfully defend themselves and/or their families with a firearm, from those intending to do bodily harm. These are reported EVERY month. YOU just don't happen to hear about it.
  10. jcaron
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    jcaron - June 19, 2013 2:20 am
    Obviously, this is very much an exception, rather than the norm (such as gun violence and killing).
  11. hdekhtereva
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    hdekhtereva - June 18, 2013 3:03 pm
    Condolences to all 3 families, this was a tragic event for sure.
    That said, I'm glad the couple lived in Vermont where gun laws are among the most lax in our country, and it ranks as the 2nd most safe state in the country. I commented in protest against New York's Safe Act. The most common insults from the anti-gun crowd were calling people paranoid for arguing the right to defend one's self & others in mortal danger. Do you see that it does happen? It is necessary and reasonable. They also argued that a call to authorities should be the defense. Would this woman be alive today if her boyfriend's only choice was to call the police? No. Granted this does not happen every day, but it does happen MORE often than these wackos shooting up schools. Furthermore, MORE people die from this kind of attack than they do from the "rampage killers". Yet we move to make it more and more difficult for the citizen to own firearms. In Vermont no permit is needed to own/carry a pistol = low crime. hmm.
  12. nyyankee
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    nyyankee - June 18, 2013 2:40 pm
    For those who say that the chances of having to defend themselves with a firearm are slim to none. This is the second time in just the past 8-10 months that somebody has saved someone from being killed by using a firearm for self defence. Those are just local cases.
  13. johndoeny
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    johndoeny - June 18, 2013 12:32 pm
    Anyone that has a restraining order and a problem in the past and was seeking to kill his ex-girlfriend without cost to the other party ? , deserves what was dished out against him. Allen got what he deserved. This is just another sad story that became reality to both families, My hats off to White for defending his girlfriend and family. And may Heather Thompson make a FAST recovery.
  14. tinaynbaker
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    tinaynbaker - June 18, 2013 12:18 pm
    Please remember to leave appropriate comments, thank god this poor woman is alive, and prayers go out to her and her loved ones, and also prayers to the young mans family, even though he may have committed a brutal attack on this woman, they didn't and we all need to remember that.
  15. neverforget911
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    neverforget911 - June 18, 2013 11:55 am
    So where are all of the people wanting to ban guns commenting today?
  16. Melissa33
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    Melissa33 - June 18, 2013 7:59 am
    Thoughts and prayers for both these families and the baby/ babies involved .
  17. redm109r
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    redm109r - June 18, 2013 7:25 am
    Its a good thing someone still has a gun. Cuomo should take away steak knives next.


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