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Neighbors speak out about deadly home invasion

TUCSON – Neighbors in a midtown neighborhood opened up on Thursday about a deadly home invasion.

Two 18-year-old males were killed while they were trying to break into a home early Wednesday morning, according to Tucson police.

A woman who lives in the home that killed the teenagers claimed they were breaking into her house.

She told police she was asleep when she heard a noise and caught the two teenagers trying to get into the home through the back door.

Police added the teens targeted the house and there were drugs involved.

Colleen Scheuring lives across the street.

“It was pretty scary,” said Scheuring. She added the woman who shot and killed the teenagers had moved in about six months ago.

Scheuring thought the woman was a student.

“I didn’t know her too well but she had a lot of traffic coming in and out of her house,” said Scheuring.

Terri Bacchus, Scheuring’s roommate, is not surprised to hear there were drugs involved “because there is traffic in and out of there all day and all night long so it’s got to be drug-related,” said Bacchus.

Scheuring said she saw police carrying out several items from the house.

“I saw a gun safe, packages out of her car being brought out, something white, I don’t know what it was,” said Scheuring.

The teens who were shot and killed were recent graduates of Tucson high schools. One of them attended Salpointe and played football, and the other, Palo Verde.

There has been no information regarding whether or not the woman who shot and killed the teens will be charged.

Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo is an investigative reporter. She is part of the Digging Deeper team that uncovers important issues focusing on crime that affects the community.
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