[Video] 71 Year Old CT Resident Charged After Shooting Neighbor Who Allegedly Attacked Him With Knife

August 4 2014
by GSL Staff
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A 71 year old resident of New Haven, Connecticut had to use deadly force to defend himself at around 8am on Sunday morning when his neighbor allegedly attacked him with a knife.

According to WTNH, the suspect in the case is identified as 23 year old Leroy Brown.

We’re reasonable sure it’s not the same Leroy Brown from Jim Croce’s 1973 song, ‘Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown’. Although the name all of sudden became quite ironic for the suspect.

Police aren’t yet saying what started the altercation, but they did take the 71 year old in for questioning. He was later charged on Sunday with first-degree assault in the shooting.

The elderly man was the person who called 911 and police say he is cooperating with the investigation. The suspect is listed in critical condition at an area hospital after being shot in the head.

The elderly resident is not believed to have been harmed during the incident. He is claiming he fired in self defense in the incident.

We’ll update this post as more information is made available. We aren’t yet classifying this one as a defensive gun use until we get more details.

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