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Jan 15, 2015 9:54 PM

Police conclude Manchester man 'justified' in using lethal force


MANCHESTER - Police have concluded that David Hoffens of Manchester will face no charges for his involvement in the November 2013 incident that resulted in the deaths of Charles Cable and his brother, Edgar Hoffens.

Cable and Edgar Hoffens died as a result of a physical confrontation gone awry that came from what was reported as a long ongoing dispute between two groups of people that both the Hoffens brothers and Cable had connections to.

David Hoffens ultimately shot and killed Cable during the confrontation at the Hoffens' residence. Cable's blood alcohol concentration was measured at .138 at the time of his death, according to the Attorney General's report.

The Attorney General's Office stated in its conclusion, "At the point that David fired his gun, he reasonably believed that Charles Cable was likely to use imminent deadly force against him, and that Cable was likely to continue using unlawful force against him during the commission of
felony. Therefore, David's use of deadly force against Cable was legally justified."

The Attorney General's Office also reported that it was not possible to determine who fatally shot Edgar Hoffens.


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