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.

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.

Philip Beck November 08, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I hope she recovers soon.
Nena williams December 22, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Known Mateen personally. Scandalous peoples. Hope you aren't involved in another one of his scams. His last... collecting life ins to live on. Cause what goes around, will come around.
Renelda greene January 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM
She will never recover what goes around comes around. He worshiped the ground that scandalous bleep walked on.Mateen gave her whatever she wanted. She was involved in everythng he did. GOD KNOWS AND SEES EVERYTHING. My son father did not deserve to die like he did. Kia was a stone POTHEAD! When mateen met her she smoked morning noon and night.I don't feel sorry for her I know the truth. I wish he would have been with any women but kia, she was a money hungry bleep....


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