NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Police say a woman who died Tuesday in a shooting at a Rhode Island antiques store threatened workers and stabbed one before apparently turning the gun on herself.
Authorities said Wednesday that 32-year-old Jennifer Allen of Tiverton arrived at Franklin & Co. Interiors in Newport on Tuesday morning and confronted a 28-year-old woman with a handgun and large knife. The woman later told officers that Allen asked her “How do you want to die … pick one.”
The employee says she is friends with Allen’s husband.
Authorities say the victim was stabbed twice in the torso and suffered a head wound. The woman was treated at a hospital and released.
Police say Allen apparently fatally shot herself in the head as officers entered the building owned by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.