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.