Man killed, woman injured in Danby incident

DANBY - A New York man is dead and a woman he allegedly assaulted with a knife remains in a hospital in Rutland after the Sunday night incident.

She is expected to survive, police say.

Aaron Allen, 28, from Hudson Falls, N.Y. succumbed to injuries stemming from a gun shot wound sustained Sunday, June 16, on John Corey Road in Danby.

Allen was the ex-boyfriend of Heather Thompson, the injured 22-year-old female involved in the incident. Thompson was identified as the victim of the stabbing attack by Allen in an news article that appeared in the Rutland Herald Tuesday, June 18.

According to the Vermont State Police, Allen arrived at the residence in Danby during the early evening hours of June 16, where he attacked and stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times. Michael White, 24, of Danby, who was present at the residence and is the current boyfriend of Thompson, witnessed the attack in progress. White subsequently discharged a .30-06 rifle, striking Allen twice.

Thompson currently had an active restraining order from New York against Allen, who also had criminal charges pending in New York involving Thompson, for an incident that occurred in April 2013 for offenses that included unlawful imprisonment.

Allen had been scheduled to appear in court in Granville, N.Y. this week for a hearing on charges growing out a case involving domestic abuse and violation of a no-contact order Thompson had in place against Allen, according to the Herald.

Allen was transported to the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Once the investigation has been completed it will be sent to the Rutland County State's Attorney's Office for review.

Wallingford Rescue, Manchester Rescue and Regional Rescue responded to the scene and transported the subjects to Rutland Regional Medical Center. According to the Herald's report, scanner reports indicated that the police had attempted to get a helicopter to the scene from either Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. or Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center. Weather conditions prohibited a helicopter from coming though.

The residence where the assault occurred is set about 100 yards from John Corey Road, which is located about a mile from Danby Four Corners, according to the Herald article.

As of press time, no charges have been filed against White, according to the Rutland Herald.

Attempts to contact the Vermont State Police for further comment on the status of the case Wednesday afternoon were unsuccessful. New information and updates will be posted to the Journal's Web site as they become available.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Vermont State Police in Rutland at 802-773-9101.


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