Arizona Woman Fatally Shoots Two Home Invaders

Ali Mohamed and Corey Teixeira were both pronounced dead following the early-morning altercation.

Tucson, AZ – An Arizona woman fatally shot two men who she said attempted to break into her home early Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred in the 4700-block of East Duncan Street at approximately 3:45 a.m., KVOA reported.

The unnamed female homeowner said that she was awoken when she heard a noise at the back door of her home, so she grabbed a handgun and went to check it out.

She claimed that when she reached the door, she realized two men were trying to force their way inside, KVOA reported.

During the confrontation that ensued, the homeowner opened fire, fatally wounding both suspects.

She then alerted her neighbor and called 911 to report what had occurred.

Officers arrived to find both men in the backyard area suffering from gunshot wounds, KVOA reported.

One of the suspects was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to KVVU.

The second suspect died at the scene.

The men were later identified as 18-year-old Ali Mohamed and 18-year-old Corey Teixeira, KVOA reported.

The homeowner was not injured during the altercation.

Investigators said that Mohamed and Teixeira specifically targeted the woman’s home.

Tucson Police Department (TPD) Public Information Officer Frank Magos tweeted that the incident appeared to be “drug-related.”

Arizona is one of more than 24 states with “stand your ground” legislation, which gives citizens the right to defend themselves by using deadly force, KVVU reported.

Police are working to determine whether or not the woman shot the suspects in self-defense.

Investigative findings will be forwarded to the Pima County Attorney’s Office, at which point prosecutors will determine if the homeowner will face any charges.

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flybynight
flybynight

Gotta love a happy ending!! Two thugs stopping slugs.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Hope she didn't shoot through the door. Based on the fact both suspects are dead leads me to believe she opened the door and then...surprise!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Not enough facts out to know how to feel about this. Did she fire through the door? Was the door damaged?

Danimyl
Danimyl

Good shooting

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Either way, sounds like two lowcon's down :)

UsAgainstThem
UsAgainstThem

As the saying goes: Hell hath no fury, as an armed woman scorned. LOL

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

You would think they would give us a little more information. Like, were they shot a bunch of times? Cops are trained to kill, but I have never seen one take out two suspects at once, fatally. As to the "drug related" part, who cares? I don't see how that should prevent her from legally protecting herself from a home invasion.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job Lady Charles Bronson will be proud of you

Kevinyoung
Kevinyoung

Come on now we all know they would have harmed her had they gotten all the way in you law enforcement ought to know that it was definitely self defense no charges shoild be filed agaist her

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Cheaper than having to eventually Narcan them....

Copsidaho
Copsidaho

Get something straight , COPS ARE NOT TRAINED TO KILL, THEY TRAIN TO STOP THE THREAT FROM HURTING OTHERS OR THEIR SLEEVES., YOU STOP THE THREAT, I NO WHEN I WAS DOING ARMED SECURITY FOR 21. YRS AND HAD TRAINING WITH PORTLAND OREGON POLICE OFFICERS AND WITH THEIR( SWAT) TEAM , BACK IN 1996 I WAS WORKING AT HOTEL THAT REOPENED AFTER THE FLOOD AND IT WAS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BAR AND WAS WORKING OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING, 5 BLACK GUYS AND TWO HISPANIC FIGHTING. AFTER THE FIGHT THE 5 BLACK GUYS SAYS HE GOT A GUN AND AS I TURNED AROUND THE HISPANIC WAS POINTING HIS GUN AT THEM SO I DRAW MY CLOCK AND I WAS ABOUT 8 FT AWAY AND OVER TO THE SIDE AND I HAD HIM AT GUNPOINT AND ORDER HIM TO DROP HIS GUN AMD AFTER ABOUT 3 TO 5 SECONDS HE POINTED BARREL DOWN TO ME HE WAS SURRENDERING SO THAT WHY I DON'T SHOOT HIM THAT NIGHT , ONE OF MEMBER OF THE PORTLAND SWAT ASK ME WHY DIDN'T I SHOOT HIM BECAUSE TO ME HE WAS SURRENDERING AND THEN HE SAID GOOD JOB, HE WAS SINPIER FOR PORTLAND POLICE

NomonK
NomonK

Looks like a couple of Hi_estComnDeomn's cousins were taken out. It's a shame it wasn't at the party. Good shooting lady.!!!

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

I love a happy ending.

CinGuz
CinGuz

Wake up criminals, you are going to see a lot more of this & civilians, unlike police, will shoot first & ask questions later.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

I think I might need a cold shower after reading something that arousing.

chessie58
chessie58

Good job! They won't be breaking in any more houses. I would of used the shotgun. Can't miss with a big pattern.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Thank goodness she was not hurt..and for whatever reason the thugs were killed, they should not have been invading her home. End of story...Boy I am glad I am armed...concealed always too!!!

61mouse
61mouse

And the Anti gun nuts are quiet AGAIN !!!!

modixie
modixie

This story makes me feel warm and fuzzy. I love happy endings.

Caprice56
Caprice56

Really? Investigating if she was in fear for life? They were breaking in! Two young, able bodied men! I think she took appropriate action and glad she is safe!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Was either shot in the back, more than 10 feet from the door?

Tvusdaddy
Tvusdaddy

2 knuckleheads breaking and entering into a house they dont belong in....hell yeah you deserve to meet your maker. You lose all rights when you think its better to steal than work for it like everyone else. You're entitled to an open space in jail or the morgue.

Blurr
Blurr

Good for her she should have the right to PROTECT herself and property👍

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Also, what was the "property" that she was trying to protect here?

Stu Redman
Stu Redman

Another heartwarming story just in time for Christmas. Always a good day when the victim is still standing.

Stu Redman
Stu Redman

Another heartwarming story just in time for Christmas. Always a good day when the victim is still standing.