A neighbor has said that she heard 5 gunshots on Wed. night about midnight. When she heard Shannon Hallabrin’s boyfriend pounding on doors and calling for help she called police.
Police who responded found Shannon Cynthia Hallabrin, 34, collapsed and bleeding. They say they know who the shooter was, as Shannon Hallabrin told them just before she died. After talking with officers briefly she was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. They say there are no other suspects. She told officers that 34 year old John Edward Dudley AKA “Big John” was the person who shot her. By the time police arrived, Dudley was no longer at the scene.
Reportedly Shannon Hallabrin and her boyfriend were at the home when Dudley barged in and shot Hallabrin with a handgun. Hallabrin staggered into the front yard and collapsed. The current boyfriend was not harmed.
Some say they had never seen any problems between the former boyfriend and girlfriend. Some say the two would bicker, but they never thought anything like this would happen. Others report they knew of problems between the two. Some neighbors have stated that Hallabrin was being stalked by Dudley.
Shannon Hallabrin was reportedly an outgoing and generous woman and liked by her co workers. Co workers say they knew there were problems, but she did not go into a lot of detail about them at work.
Police found Dudley walking along a highway on Fri. and he was placed under arrest. Police say that Hallabrin was shot three times in the back, and the gun has not been recovered.