NC shooting suspect testifies at murder trial


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Submitted: Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:50am
Updated: Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:51am
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – The suspect in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania football player told a jury that he thought he was going to be shot when he fired at the victim’s teammates in a Durham parking.

Gabriel James Gamez testified on his own behalf Monday in his murder trial. The 24-year-old is accused in the death of 18-year-old Darrell Turner and was charged with assault after a teammate from Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., was shot in the leg. The players and their team had stopped in Durham en route to a Florida football camp in June 2011.

Gamez told the court he began firing after a player gestured as if he were about to draw a handgun.

Gamez was the last witness to testify. Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday.

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