Vernon Motel 6 owner shot, killed after argument over $10 pool pass


VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — The owner of a Motel 6 in Vernon was shot Sunday afternoon, following an argument over the price of a pool pass.

Police said the incident was reported before 4 p.m. Sunday.

Police identified the deceased victim as 30-year-old Zeshan Chaudhry of Vernon. Chaudhry was shot near the pool at the Motel 6 after demanding $10 for a pool pass. Suspect Alvin Waugh, 31, of Hartford had offered Chaudhry $5. After Waugh was asked to leave he went back to his room to retrieve a gun and came back down, police say.

Waugh was taken into custody and has been charged with the following:

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

Waugh is being held on a $5-million bond and is expected to appear in court Monday. No one else was injured and investigators said this appears to be an isolated incident.

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