TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Police are investigating a shooting in midtown Tucson that left two men dead early Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Corey Teixeira and Ali Mohamed, both 18, were found in the backyard of a residence on the 4600 block of East Duncan. Police are continuing their investigation into the incident, but believe the men attempted a home invasion and that it could be narcotics-related.
Frank Magos, a spokesman with the Tucson Police Department, said a woman called police at about 3:45 a.m. to report a shooting at her home, near Swan Road and Grant Road.
First responders found Teixeira and Mohamed in the backyard with obvious gunshot wounds and pronounced Teixeira dead at the scene. Tucson firefighters transported Mohamed to Banner University Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival.
Detectives learned the woman who called police was asleep in her home alone when she woke up to a noise at the back door. The woman armed herself with a handgun to investigate the sound and found Teixeira and Mohamed forcing their way into her house, according to a press release from TPD.
A confrontation ensued between the three and the woman shot at both men, killing Teixeira at the scene, according to the release. She then called for help and dialed 911.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting and say the attempted break-in does not appear to be random.
Anyone with more information is encouraged to call Tucson police at 88-CRIME.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.