New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2018

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-1209, (603) 657-4904,
John Harding, Assistant Attorney General

Disclosure of the Officer’s Name from the June 26, 2018 Officer-Involved Shooting in Nashua, New Hampshire

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce the names of the law enforcement officers involved in the shooting incident on June 26, 2018, in Nashua, New Hampshire that resulted in the shooting of Justin Contreras (age 29), of Nashua, New Hampshire.

The officer who discharged his firearm was James Ciulla of the Nashua Police Department. The other two officers who were present during the shooting were Kyle Crosson and Guido Marchionda, also of the Nashua Police Department. Neither of the two other officers discharged his firearm during the incident.

The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation. It is anticipated that a preliminary report regarding whether Officer Ciulla's use of force was justified will be released once the investigation is completed.

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