Authorities release names of officers in Quality Inn shooting

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The Quality Inn will remain closed for up to a week as detectives process the scene of the stand-off. Two people were found dead in one of the first-floor rooms Thursday morning. Photo/Carol Robidoux

CONCORD, NH — Authorities have released the names of the two law enforcement officers involved in the incident that took place on March 27, 2019, at the Quality Inn in Manchester.

Special Agent Jean Drouin of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Detective Cliff Ellston of the Manchester Police Department discharged their weapons during the encounter with Stephen Marshall.  As a result, Mr. Marshall was killed by gunfire.

Special Agent Drouin has been a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration for approximately twenty-two years and is assigned to the Manchester District Office. Detective Ellston has been a member of the Manchester Police Department for approximately eleven years and is assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Task Force.

The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain under active investigation.  A report regarding whether the use of force was justified will be released once the investigation is completed.