Juvenile charged with with murder in shooting death of Memorial student

1st-degree murder charge for causing the death of Ian Jewell during a robbery, police say.

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Scene of a homicide in Goffstown where Memorial High School student Ian Jewell was fatally wounded. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

GOFFSTOWN, NH – An arrest was made Wednesday night in connection with Sunday’s shooting death of Ian Jewell, 18, of Manchester, who died of a gunshot wound to the chest in the Ace Hardware parking lot.

On Nov. 19 at approximately 4:20 p.m., Goffstown Police responded to a reported shooting in the hardware store parking lot at 5 Depot St. Ian Jewell was found wounded in the parking lot and taken to a local hospital where he later died. An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest, and the manner of death is homicide.

On Wednesday night police arrested a juvenile, who was charged with first-degree murder for knowingly causing Ian Jewell’s death with a deadly weapon in the commission of a robbery, and an alternative count of second-degree murder for recklessly causing the teen’s death under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life, by shooting him.

Since the perpetrator in this case is a juvenile, no other details will be available at this time, according to the state Attorney General’s office, who is investigating the case jointly with Goffstown Police.

Anyone who believes they may have information about the incident is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police Sergeant Matthew Koehler at (603) 223-8890.



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