Shooting Death of Ex-Boxer Called Self-Defense

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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Police outside Atlanta say they consider the shooting death of a former professional boxer to be a case of self-defense, and no charges have been filed.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith said homicide detectives determined that Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen used a handgun to repeatedly hit his wife Kia Yvette Jeffries early Tuesday morning.

Smith said Abdul-Mateen struck her so many times that he became exhausted, and at that point Jeffries managed to turn the gun on her husband and pull the trigger.

The shooting happened at an extended say hotel near Duluth. Smith said officers found Jeffries with injuries to her head and face. Abdul-Mateen was lying in a hallway, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Smith tells The Gwinnett Daily Post that detectives consider the case a self-defense shooting.

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