New Haven, Connecticut

From the New Britain Herald of May 31, 2007

New Britain man takes gun, bullet in left hand from attempted robber

A 32-year-old New Britain man was shot in the hand during an attempted robbery Tuesday in Newhallville.

The victim was identified as Walter Mills.

According to police, Mills and his brother were selling sneakers on Brewster Street when two gunmen pulled up in a car and ordered them to “run it.”

One had a handgun and the other a shotgun or rifle.

When one of the gunmen tried to force the victim to the ground, however, Mills resisted and grabbed the gun, which discharged and struck him in the left hand, police said.

He nonetheless managed to disarm the gunman and tossed the weapon as the robbers fled.

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