Prosecutor: Connecticut lawyer’s death not a homicide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prosecutor has ruled that the death of an attorney found shot in the head in a wrecked car in 2014 was not a homicide as his family believes.

Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III announced the conclusion of the investigation into Gugsa Abraham “Abe” Dabela’s death Tuesday. The finding supports Redding police’s belief that Dabela killed himself.

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Dabela’s father, Abraham Dabela, said he was frustrated by the ruling and planned to continue pursuing the truth.

The family is suing Redding police alleging they didn’t properly investigate because Dabela, who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, was black. Police denied the allegations.

The family’s lawyer says many questions remain, including why Dabela’s DNA wasn’t found on the handgun found at the crash site or on the bullet that killed him.