New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2015

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 419-0124

Attorney General's findings regarding the November 24, 2013 Deaths of Charles Cable and Edgar Hoffens in Manchester, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General, Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Chief David J. Mara announce that the Office of the Attorney General and the Manchester Police Department have concluded an investigation into two shooting deaths that occurred in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 24, 2013. ¬†As a result of that investigation, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster has determined that David Hoffens (age 20) was justified in using deadly force when he shot Charles Cable (age 20) and that the shooting of Edgar Hoffens (age 22), which resulted from David’s gun discharging during a struggle between David and Cable, is not chargeable as a crime.

The accompanying report summarizes the pertinent facts surrounding the shooting, and explains the legal analysis which led to the conclusion that no criminal charges will be forthcoming.

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