- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

REDDING, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut NAACP officials are launching their own investigation into the death of a 35-year-old black attorney found shot in the head in a wrecked car last year.

Relatives of Gugsa Abraham “Abe” Dabela are questioning determinations by Redding police and the medical examiner’s office that his death was a suicide. The Danbury state’s attorney’s office is still investigating whether it was a suicide or homicide.

NAACP officials and Dabela’s relatives are scheduled to discuss the NAACP investigation at a news conference Wednesday evening at the Redding police department.

Dabela was found shot in the head in an overturned car near his home in Redding on April 5, 2014.

NAACP officials say many questions remain, including why Dabela’s DNA wasn’t on the trigger of the handgun found at the crash site.

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