Man Wanted in Connection With Meriden Shooting Arrested in Bronx

Justin Diaz Meriden
Meriden Police

A man Meriden police were searching for in connection with a shooting last month was found in New York and will remain there until arrangements for his extradition are finalized, according to police. 

Police said they have a warrant for 29-year-old Justin Diaz, who they believe was involved in a shooting on April 19 on South First Street that almost took another man’s life.

Police said Diaz faces charges including assault in the first degree, carrying a pistol or revolver without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm. He was located in Bronx, New York on Thursday afternoon.

Police said they have been investigating after a bout of shootings in Meriden in the past several months and they are asking for the continued cooperation of the community while they prepare search warrants and conduct interviews.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. John Femia at 203-630-6219.

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