A potential mugging victim pulled a gun and shot his would-be attacker in New Haven Monday, police said.
The shooting was reported around 1 p.m. on Wooster Place.
William Kiselewsky, 65, of Southbury, pulled the trigger, according to police.
Officers say Kiselewsky had a permit to carry the gun, and fired it after Hector Santiago, 40, of New Haven, used a knife and attempted to rob him on the street. Santiago was shot in the chest, and is listed in stable condition.
Kiselewsky called 911 and stayed on the scene until officers arrived, police said. He has been questioned and released. The investigation is ongoing.