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Tucson woman accused in fatal shooting facing drug charges

November 5, 2019 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Tucson woman accused of fatally shooting two men who allegedly were trying to break into her home last month has been arrested on drug and weapons charges.

Tucson police say 22-year-old Gentry Megan McPherson was booked Monday into the Pima County Jail.

Detectives say they collected narcotics along with several items of evidentiary value at McPherson’s home.

Two 18-year-old men were found shot in McPherson’s backyard on Oct. 16.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died shortly after being taken to a hospital.

Court records show McPherson allegedly used a revolver to shoot the intruders as they tried to force their way into the house through a locked back door.

It was unclear Tuesday if McPherson has a lawyer yet.