Man Shot Dead After Stabbing 2 Others

A man was shot dead on Sperry Street Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing two people, according to police.

Police are still trying to piece together what happened. Here’s what they know so far, according to spokesman Officer David Hartman:

The man was carrying a knife when he encountered a 27-year-old New Haven man walking on Sperry toward Goffe around 10 p.m.

“Happy Halloween,” the knife-wielding man said.

Then he stabbed the other man in the elbow.

The victim’s 24-year-old cousin was sitting nearby in his car at the time. He heard what happened, got out — and was promptly stabbed himself in the bicep by the knife-wielding man.

The cousin had a legally registered pistol on him. He responded by shooting the knife-wielder in the chest, and killing him.

The two stabbing victims’ wounds are not life-threatening.

Police had not yet released names of those involved as of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday or described more about what happened or why. Anyone with information is urged to call the cops at 203-946-6304 or through the anonymous tip line at 203-946-6296; to text NHPD plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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posted by: westvilledad on October 10, 2018  7:19am

sounds more like the headline should be “hero legally uses deadly force to defend against knife wielding maniac.”

posted by: Greg DiCrosta on October 10, 2018  7:23am

*Justifiable Homicide

posted by: LookOut on October 10, 2018  8:38am

disappointing that someone died but this is the New Haven in which we live.  Get you gun permit and your training so that you can protect yourself and your family.

posted by: elmcityslim on October 10, 2018  9:03am

Law abiding citizen uses his protected 2A rights to stop a threat against himself and a loved one.

Let’s see how this is spun.

posted by: robn on October 10, 2018  9:55pm

Terrible story telling. It should have been preceeded by an hour and twenty nine minutes of the perpetrator terrorizing a summer camp.