"It was little surprising and very scary for everyone," said Betty Lurvey. She says her Danby neighborhood is usually quiet, but now it's an active crime scene following a stabbing and deadly shooting.
"We heard two gun shots -- it sounded like it was in our yard. Then we heard a girl screaming, 'Michael, Michael,' so we all ran out the door to see what was going on," Lurvey said.
Vermont State Police say an ex-boyfriend targeted his former girlfriend inside a home, and her new boyfriend came to her defense. Police say Aaron Allen, 29, of New York, entered the home of Michael White Jr. and stabbed a 22-year-old female multiple times in the chest and back. Police say White then shot Allen twice with a high powered rifle.
"They rendered first aid to the two victims that were there. One, the female had stab wounds. And also the male that was there had two gun shot wounds," said Vermont State Police Detective Kevin Lane.
Both the female victim and Allen were taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center for surgery. Allen died at the hospital. Police say this isn't the first time the female victim has had trouble with Allen -- the two have a child together and she had a restraining order against him. "Out of New York State there was a restraining order that was in effect -- it had been for some time. That was for no contact with the female and also with the child," Detective Lane said.
Allen was a New York State correctional officer and worked for a prison in Comstock beginning in 2007. Prison officials say he resigned in May of this year. White is the female victim's current boyfriend, and had a child of his own at home during the attack.
"It is very sad for all sides of the family. Thank God that no innocent children were hurt. It's a shame that something like that would ever happen. It's a very quiet area," Betty Lurvey said.
The female victim underwent surgery and is reported as conscious and stable. Police say they are unsure if and what charges Michael White Jr. Will face. They are in contact with the state's attorney.
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