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Police investigating a fatal shooting at Motel 6 in Vernon, suspect charged

30-year-old Zeshan Chaudhry was identified as the victim. 31-year-old Alvin Waugh, of Hartford is being held on $5 million bond and will appear in court Monday.

VERNON, Conn. — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon at a Motel 6 in Vernon.

Officials say the shooting took place in broad daylight at the motel on Hartford Turnpike.

Vernon police identified the victim as 30-year-old Zeshan Chaudhry.

The Vernon man was pronounced dead at the hospital after lifesaving measures were attempted on scene.

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Alvin Waugh, of Hartford.

Waugh was taken into custody a short time after the shooting and charged with the following:

  • Murder
  • Criminal use of Weapon
  • Use of Firearm for a A,B,C felony
  • Carrying a firearm without a permit
  • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Reckless Endangerment 1st
  • Risk of Injury

Waugh is currently being held in lieu of a $5,000,000 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Vernon Police and State Police Major Crimes are investigating.

According to officials, this is an isolated incident between the victim and the suspect and that no one else was hurt.

Vernon Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 860-872-9126.



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