MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A person of interest in the deadly double shooting in Meriden Monday night is in police custody, according to authorities.

Police responded to the shooting near West Main Street and Lewis Avenue around 6 p.m. They found 30-year-old Shawn Mojica and a woman inside a parked car, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers also found a gun inside the vehicle.

Mojica was taken to a hospital, where he later died, police said. The woman is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers found the person of interest, 33-year-old Warren Watson, in a parked vehicle on Grove Street, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Police said Watson and the victims knew each other but did not elaborate.

“I think it’s fair at this point to assume that the individuals involved knew each other, so I don’t think this was a random act of violence in that this was someone that’s uninvolved with each other, so I don’t want the community to be concerned for their safety,” said Shane Philips, detective division commander for Meriden PoliceDepartment.

Watson has a lengthy criminal history and was on probation at the time of the shooting, police said.

Warren Watson (Meriden Police Department)

Watson was arrested and taken to the Meriden Police Department, where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle under suspension. His bond was set at $25,000.

He was also charged with five counts of violation of probation and is now being held on an additional $500,000 bond, as each count of violation of probation had a $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Det. Thomas Giannakopoulos at 203-630-6339.

The video below is from News 8 at 11 p.m. on March 20, 2023.