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NC shooting suspect testifies at murder trial

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.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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