Skip to comments.Police: Shooting death of Hudson Falls man was 'justifiable homicide'
Posted on 08/11/2013 6:44:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Vermont authorities have determined that the June 16 shooting death of a Hudson Falls man who was killed as he was stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a home in western Vermont was "justifiable homicide" and no charges will be filed.
Vermont State Police announced Friday night that the man who shot 29-year-old Aaron Allen as he stabbed his former girlfriend at her home in Danby, Vt., was "legally justified" to take action as she was attacked.
Michael White, 24, of Danby, Vt., shot Allen twice with a .30-06-caliber rifle, and Allen died the next day at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt. The woman was attacked, Heather Thompson, 22, survived several knife wounds and was expected to make a full recovery.
Police said White was defending Thompson, himself and their residence on John Corey Road when he used deadly physical force.
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Righteous vicarious self defense!
I’m no gun expert, and have not heard a 30.06 in many years, but at relatively close quarters, I’m sure it was loud and effective!
Shot in the act?
Doesn’t get much more justified than that.
The guy was shot, twice!!!, with a 30-odd-6 and lived to the next day??? That thing will bring down a full grown buck!
I love a Happy Ending. :)
At the time of the adoption of the .30-06, one of the key considerations in an issue infantry rifle was its ability to drop a cavalry mount.
At 600 yards.
That would be “thirty-aught-six” - where did you come up with ‘odd?’
Rarely a buck is given the best life-saving treatment that a team of paramedics and the ER crew can offer.
***twice with a .30-06-caliber rifle***
What was he using? FMJs?
Because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.
Any load in that caliber should kill a man where he stands.Must have been poor shot placement.
sounds as though the mother was perfectly justified in refusing the dude to see his little baby since the dude is a violent disaster, the lawyer needs to stfu
Aaron Allen got the same justice as Trayvon Martin. For the same reason.
But he couldn’t see his baby on Father’s Day!!!
Next year doesn’t look good either.
my thought 2
nosler ballistic tips disintegrate on impact
A 150 grain ‘06 will make about 2,800 feet/second and close 3,000 ft/lbs energy. A 9mm handgun round maybe 1,100 ft/sec and 400ish ft/lbs energy.
the gun will bring down a grizzley bear.....must have been a very careful shooter aiming for the big toe or wherever...
Had my 1942 Johnson at the range today... yep, the 30.06 is loud and effective...
You own a Johnson!!!!I would think it would be too valuable to shoot.
Ummmm..... ‘cuz I am?
And once again reality bears out that old saw: "don't bring a knife to a gunfight...!"
LOL... you sound like my friend who shoots with me... he always gives me heck when I shoot the Johnson... I don’t put many rounds through it but any gun I have I like to shoot... :)
You can be sure that nobody in that room when the ‘06 was fired could hear anything for hours.
“You can be sure that nobody in that room when the 06 was fired could hear anything for hours.”
One of them still can’t.
Could be he was aiming to make sure that he didn’t hit the victim
Actually it is not 30 odd 6, it is 30 ought 6. Ought being the way, back in the day, of saying zero. There fore the .30-06, meant a 30 caliber made in 1906, or 19Ought6.Taught to me back in the day by my mother who used the term ought right up until the day she died. You are correct is finding it odd that the guy lived for a while after being shot twice with one.
Correction on my last comment Ought should be spelled aught. Senior moment I guess:)
Actually, the standard load for 150grn in an 06 is 2970 fps. A .308 clocks in at 2860. There are some newer rounds that will turn in closer to 3100 in the 06. The original loading, however, for the military back in 03 and 06(the .30-03 preceded the .30-06)was 2700 fps. Now days the 180grn clocks in at 2700 or around there.
Sorry to be nitpicky, a bad habit of mine.
“Could be he was aiming to make sure that he didnt hit the victim”
Yes. He likely had to be very careful with the shots.
Perhaps. If one gets lucky. But larger and heavier calibers are recommended. Try .338mag for starters. Or .375 H & H.
'06 should be enough for most black bears, though. Brown bears can get about 3x bigger.
[Rarely a buck is given the best life-saving treatment that a team of paramedics and the ER crew can offer.]
Grey, me thinks you are ready for “prime time”.
Yeah. Must have had FMJ or just missed the vitals.
Back before the animals all got body armor, the old '06 was plenty big medicine. My brother killed everything in Alaska with one, my Dad used the .308.
I got caught up in the magnum craze. 308 Norma Mag, 350 Rem mag, even a 458Win. Even had a 338 mag. Hated it! Sold it back to the feller I bought it from.
Then, I bought a .280 Rem. For the first time in years, I really enjoyed shooting, I could even see the muzzle blast through the scope. I didn't need a spotter to tell me where I hit, I could see the bullet make a hole in the target! The "06 is enough gun for ANYTHING on the North American continent. Shot placement is everything.
He may not have been trying to kill, just stop the attack.
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