PD: Man shoots, kills suspect who stabbed him, his cousin in New Haven

PD: Man shoots, kills suspect who stabbed him, his cousin in New Haven

Suspected Stabber Shot Dead: New Haven PD

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven police confirms to News 8 that one person is dead, two others stabbed after an altercation Tuesday night.

Officials say a man was walking from Whalley Avenue towards Goffe Street when he was approached by a black male.

The suspect said "Happy Halloween" and stabbed the victim. The victim's cousin was waiting for him in a car when he noticed the commotion. When the cousin exited the car and approached the suspect, he also was stabbed by the person. The cousin pulled out his pistol, which he lawfully owns, and shot the suspect in the chest. Police are calling the shooting "self-defense".

BREAKING: Unbelievably story. Two people, both relatives stabbed after man approaches one and says happy Halloween. One shoots that suspect in self defense and kills him. @WTNH

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the two stabbing suspects have been transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

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The gymnasium at the John B. Stanton Elementary School was filled with winter coats of all colors and sizes.

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