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Former Boxer Dies in Shooting Incident

The man was wanted by Dunwoody Police for incidents against his wife; who appears to have shot him in self defense.

Former Boxer Dies in Shooting Incident

A former pro boxer was wanted in Dunwoody for false imprisonment and battery related to incidents with his wife; a woman police say shot and killed him early Tuesday, according to the AJC.

Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen, who fought under the name Ernest Mateen, retired in 2006 with a 30-12 record and a decorated history.

Gwinnet Police say that his 37-year-old wife wasn’t expected to face charges in the shooting death of her husband, according to the report.

Investigators say Kia Yvette Jeffries acted in self-defense when she shot Mateen.

Officers arrived at an extended stay motel in Gwinnett and say that Mateen used a handgun to hit his wife until he became tired. She then is believed to have shot him with the gun.

Jeffries suffered serious injuries to the head and the face from the apparent pistol whipping.

Both were transported to the hospital. Mateen later died there, according to the report.

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