Meriden Police arrest suspect in 2019 Foster Street homicide

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Meriden Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting that happened more than 2 years ago.

On January 17, 2019, Aaron Ormsby was shot and killed on Foster Street in Meriden.

The Meriden Police Department served an active warrant to 21-year-old Joseph Stokes in connection to the homicide Tuesday morning. Stokes is currently incarcerated on other unrelated charges.

Stokes has been charged with:

  • Felony Murder
  • Murder
  • Criminal Use of a Firearm
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Illegal Sale of a Firearm
  • Conspiracy to Commit Illegal Sale of a Firearm

Stokes is being held on a $2 million bond, according to police.

The Meriden Police Department encourages anyone with information to contact Meriden Police by e-mail or phone. To report tips for violent crimes, email the Major Crimes Unit or call 203-630-6253. To report tips for narcotics activity, email the Crime Suppression Unit or call 203-630-6273

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