Cloquet police release names of people involved in Monday’s shooting

The names of the people who died in the shooting in Cloquet on Monday have been released by authorities.

The hotel clerk has been identified as 22-year-old Shellby Marie Trettel, of Cloquet. WDIO has learned there will be a vigil for Shellby tonight, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel. There is a GoFundMe for Shellby’s family:

The victim found in a vehicle in the parking lot is 35-year-old Patrick Jeffrey Roers, of Deer River. A GoFundMe has been set up for Patrick, also known as “Bubba” at

And the alleged gunman is Nicholas Elliot Lenius, 32, from Ramsey. He was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police continue to investigate the crime and find a motive for the shooting.

The statement from police went on to say, “On behalf of the Cloquet Police Department, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends affected by the tragic incident. We share in the community’s sorrow and offer our support to all those affected by this profound loss.
Our department and law enforcement partners are dedicated to working diligently in investigating this incident, aiming to bring clarity and understanding to the circumstances surrounding it as quickly as possible. “