“They determined that Abdul-Mateen used a handgun to hit Jeffries repeatedly, until he was exhausted,” Smith said. “At that point, Jeffries managed to turn the gun on Abdul-Mateen and pull the trigger.”
At the time of the shooting, Abdul-Mateen had active warrants against him from the Dunwoody Police Department for false imprisonment and battery stemming from a prior incident with Jeffries, Smith said.
Abdul-Mateen, who boxed under the name Ernest Mateen, retired from the sport in 2006 with a 30-12 record, according to boxrec.com. He previously held light heavyweight and cruiserweight titles.