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A Connecticut man attacked two people with a knife unprovoked on a New Haven sidewalk after greeting “Happy Halloween!” If it is an advanced Halloween joke, the man will no longer be able to explain as one of the victims fought back and shot him, killing him in the process.
The suspect first approached a 27-year-old city resident and strangely said “Happy Halloween!” before stabbing the unsuspecting man on the elbow. The victim’s cousin happened to be waiting in a nearby car and witnessed the attack on his relative. He got out to check matters, but the suspect stabbed him in the bicep as well.
The 24-year-old victim decided to fight back. He shot the suspect in the chest, killing him in the process.
The authorities responding to the incident verified that the victim’s firearm had a valid permit and was lawfully registered. For now, the victim is not being charged for the fatal shooting of the suspect.
Investigations are still ongoing.
The identities of all those involved have yet to be released.
The authorities are requesting the public’s help for any information on the incident, or on the people involved including the suspect.
Anyone with information on this crime asked to call police at 203-946-6304, call the Anonymous Tip Line at 203-946-6296, text NHPD plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or email at [email protected]