- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Flowery Branch police say self-defense was the motive in a fatal shooting outside a tavern over the weekend.

Police Chief David Spillers tells the Gainesville Times (https://bit.ly/1gWV9Xh ) that Donald Lee Battle Jr. confronted a man and his date in a parking lot near the Branch House Tavern early Saturday morning.

Police say according to witnesses and surveillance footage, Battle pointed a handgun at the couple and the man responded by pulling a gun from his car and shooting him.

Authorities are unsure of why Battle confronted the two, and Spillers says the incident may have been a “volatile mixture” of alcohol and testosterone.

Police say Battle never fired his weapon and was pronounced dead at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.



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Information from: The Times, https://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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