Woman charged with failing to report stolen gun used in Meriden homicide

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MERIDEN — A New Haven woman faces charges of falsely reporting an incident, interfering with an officer and intentionally failing to report a stolen firearm — a weapon that Meriden police say was used to commit a domestic violence-related homicide on East Main Street last March. 

New Haven police, carrying out an arrest warrant, detained Ronisha Baskin on Sept. 28, following an investigation that involved multiple law enforcement agencies, including Meriden police. The homicide of Dominique Curtis occurred on March 20 at the Atrium condominium complex on East Main Street.

Police would later secure an arrest warrant for the suspect in that homicide, Tyrese Worthy, 36. Meriden police said that individual was a convicted felon and barred from possessing a firearm. The suspect died by suicide in April after officers secured the warrant charging him with murder, criminal possession of firearm and three counts of risk of injury to a minor.

According to police, Meriden detectives collaborated with New Haven police to determine how a convicted felon had possessed a firearm. Investigators would learn the gun used in the homicide had been registered to Baskin. 

According to judicial records, Baskin was released from custody on a promise to appear in court. Baskin, who has not entered a plea in the case, is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Oct. 19. 



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