The incident took place at about 2 a.m., after Mr. Goldstein was roused from sleep by a loud noise, police said. He grabbed his revolver and went down to the first floor of his Mill Basin house, where he was confronted in the kitchen by two men, one of whom appeared to be carrying a pistol and the other with what looked like a machine gun, law-enforcement officials with knowledge of the case said.
Mr. Goldstein apparently fired three rounds, striking Alexander Manigat, 30, twice in the chest and once in the arm, the officials said. The other suspect escaped through the front door of the house, leaving behind his weapon. Both the pistol and the machine gun turned out to be toys, but “were very realistic looking,” an official said.
The shootee, who will live, was released on parole in March.