Police: New Haven pizza deliveryman took gun from robber and shot him

shawn pauls

NEW HAVEN — Police said a pizza deliveryman took away a robber’s gun and shot him during an attempted holdup in New Haven.

Police said Shawn Pauls, 23, with a last known address in Hamden,  was arrested Tuesday morning at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was recovering from a gunshot wound.

Police said Pauls tried to rob the 43-year-old deliveryman while he was making a delivery at a home at 147 Colony Road just before 3 a.m.

Police said the deliveryman was able to wrestle the gun away from Pauls and fired several shots at him.

Pauls was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and first-degree threatening. The deliveryman will not face any charges.