A man wearing a Halloween mask and another masked man fired a gunshot during a home invasion in Hamden last night and hit a resident in the head before the home owner’s dog attacked and scared them off.
Police responded to a home on Pine Rock Avenue at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday to investigate a home invasion and learned that two people followed two residents into the home, demanded money and there was a physical altercation, according to police.
One of the residents was hit in the head with a gun during the struggle, police said.
The resident’s dog attacked the intruders after the gun was fired and the men ran off.
In addition to the head injury, the resident suffered cuts to the face, police said.
One of the intruders is thin, 20 to 25 years old and between 6-feet tall to 6-foot-2. He was wearing dark clothing and a white Halloween mask.
The other man was also thin, 5-feet-9, 20 to 25 years old and wearing dark clothing and a mask.
Both men had semi-automatic handguns.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective William Onofrio of the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Division at (203) 230-4040.