Man wanted in Meriden shooting found at Berlin motel

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:16


A man wanted in a Meriden shooting was found at a Berlin motel this week.

Meriden police said Luis Delgado, 33, was spotted Monday, around 11:30 a.m., in the parking lot of the Rosebud Motel on the Berlin Turnpike. Police were there after receiving two anonymous calls indicating he was staying there.

Meriden detectives conducted surveillance on the motel before spotting the 33-year-old, who was taken into custody without incident, according to police. Delgado was found with a loaded polymer 80 handgun, with a high capacity magazine that had 19 rounds in it. He also had just over 3 grams of suspected heroin, police said. 

A backpack Delgado had contained a high capacity magazine loaded with 32 rounds, another high capacity magazine loaded with 17 rounds, a coin purse containing 56 rounds of ammunition and 11 loose rounds. 

Meriden police said Delgado was wanted in connection with a shooting reported in their city on Sept. 3. This incident has been considered domestic violence.

Meriden police said Delgado faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of narcotics, possession of a high capacity magazine, violation of a protective order and illegal alteration of a firearm/no serial number. He is being held on $1 million bond and is set to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Oct. 12.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:16. Updated: Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:18.