New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2019

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 419-0124 |

Scott D. Chase, Assistant Attorney General

Further Information Involving Individuals at the Officer-Involved Shooting at the Quality Inn on March 27, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner, and Manchester Police Chief Carlo T. Capano announce there was an officer-involved shooting in Manchester, New Hampshire yesterday evening at the Quality Inn on John E. Devine Drive. Stephen Marshall, age 51, of Manchester, engaged a Manchester Police officer and DEA agents at the rear of the hotel with a gun in his hand at approximately 7:30 p.m. Mr. Marshall suffered gunshot wounds, and was transported to the Elliott Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for later this morning at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

A portion of this incident was captured on video. An officer from the Manchester Police Department and an agent from the US Drug Enforcement Administration discharged their weapons. No officers have been physically injured.

The officer involved incident is being investigated by the Attorney General's Office in conjunction with the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit. The exact circumstances surrounding the officer and agent's discharge of their weapons remain under active investigation. Pursuant to protocols, the Manchester Police officer is on administrative leave and the name of the officer and agent are being withheld pending their interviews, which are expected to take place as soon as possible.

Currently, there are two individuals barricaded in a first-floor room at the hotel. Negotiators continue to attempt to make contact with the individuals inside.

This is an unfolding investigation and additional information will be provided as soon as possible while still protecting the integrity of the investigation. If anyone has any information about this event, they are asked to call Sergeant Matt Amatucci of the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at 603-419-8291.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658