Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia were called out to the Extended Stay Deluxe motel shortly before 5am this morning after a woman was pistol-whipped by her husband, 46-year-old former pro boxer Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen.
Abdul-Mateen was shot and lying in a hallway. He was able to tell police that his wife had shot him. Both of them were taken to the hospital where the man died.
In the police report it’s stated that Kia Jeffries shot her husband in self-defense. He had hit her on the face and head several times with a pistol, which she was able to wrest from him and use it.
Abdul-Mateen had warrants for his arrest from the Dunwoody PD for false imprisonment and battery which stemmed from another incident which involved his wife.