Police: Pizza Deliveryman Takes Gun From Robber, Shoots Him

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Police say a pizza deliveryman took away a would-be robber’s gun and shot him during an attempted holdup in New Haven.

Officer David Hartman says 23-year-old Shawn Pauls was arrested Wednesday morning at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he’s currently in recovery for what’s been described as a minor injury.

The 43-year-old deliveryman, who wasn’t identified, told police that Pauls tried to rob him while he was making a delivery at a home on Colony Road.

Hartman says the deliveryman was able to wrest the gun away from Pauls and fired several shots in his direction at about 2:50 a.m.

Pauls was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and first-degree threatening. The deliveryman won’t be charged.

It’s unclear if Pauls has an attorney who could comment.

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