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:
- 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.