City man indicted in 2017 shooting death of Memorial student

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Ian Jewell

MANCHESTER, NH — An 18-year-old city man is under indictment on first- and second-degree murder charges in the 2017 shooting death of Ian Jewell, 18, a Manchester Memorial High School senior.

A Hillsborough County Superior Court North grand jury handed up the indictments on Sept. 20 against Jaiden Ciruzzi, whose address is listed as the Valley Street jail.


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According to the first-degree and second-degree murder indictments, on Nov. 19, 2017, Ciruzzi shot Jewell during a robbery in Goffstown. According to the first-degree and second-degree murder indictments, on Nov. 19, 2017, Ciruzzi shot Jewell during a robbery in Goffstown.  The first-degree murder charge alleges Ciruzzi knowingly shot Jewell while the second-degree murder count alleges he recklessly shot Jewell.

At 4:20 p.m. on that Sunday, police were called to the parking lot at Ace Hardware, 5 Depot St., where they found a wounded Jewell.    He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval completed an autopsy, determining the cause of Jewell’s death was a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner, a homicide.

Days after the shooting, Goffstown police arrested a juvenile who was charged with first- and second-degree murder.   The juvenile’s name was never released by investigators.

When asked if Ciruzzi was the person arrested in 2017 as a juvenile and if he was certified by the state as an adult to stand trial, Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General Erin E. Fitzgerald said she could not comment on the case and referred Manchester Ink Link to the indictments.

Ciruzzi is to be arraigned on Oct. 7 in Superior Court.