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NEWS NEARBY: Gwinnett Homicide Apparently Was Self-Defense; Package Store OKd in Dacula

News from Patch sites in the area.

Gwinnett Police say a fatal shooting that occurred on November 6 in unincorporated Duluth is a case of self-defense.

Officers responded to a report of a person shot at the Extended Stay Deluxe at 3390 Venture Parkway about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release.

Responding officers located Kia Yvette Jeffries, 37, outside near the building. She had serious injuries to her head and face. Jeffries told officers she had shot her husband in self-defense, according to Cpl. Jake Smith.

Officers located Jeffries’ husband, Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen, 46, lying in the hallway. He had been shot, but was able to tell officers that Jeffries had shot him. Both were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. Abdul-Mateen died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

For more on this article, visit Duluth Patch.

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Dacula Election Results 2012: Package Store Referendum Passes -- Dacula Patch

Dacula voters overwhelmingly have indicated their support for allowing package stores within the city limits.

Earlier this year, Russ Weaver began a petition drive in hopes of securing enough signatures from Dacula voters to have a package store referendum placed on the November ballot. His efforts were successful.

The voters said yes on November 6 by a 181-76 margin. The totals, according to Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, will remain unofficial until the results of the election are certified.

For more on this article, visit Dacula Patch.

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