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Men killed after allegedly breaking into midtown home identified

TUCSON ā€“ Tucson Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after two men were found dead at a midtown residence early Wednesday morning.

According to Tucson Police Department, two men, later identified as 18-year-old Corey Teixeira and 18-year–old Ali Mohamed, were found with obvious signs of gunshot trauma at the backside of a home in the 4700 block of East Duncan St. shortly after 3:45 a.m.

After further investigation, police learned that the female resident of the home was awoken by a noise at the rear door of her residence on Wednesday morning. Police say after she found the two men allegedly forcing entry into the home, a confrontation ensued between the resident and the men.

According to police the resident, who was armed with a handgun, shot both of the men. The resident then alerted a neighbor about the incident and called 911.

Police say the woman was not injured in the incident.

TPD said at this time, the attempted break-in does not appear to be a random act. Authorities said detectives suspect that the two men specifically targeted the home.

Police said the case appears to be narcotics-related.

At this time, it is unknown if any charges will be filed in connection to the shooting.

The investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information is advised to call 911.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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