Police: Shooting at RI building likely suicide
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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.