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Woman arrested in 'drug rip' shooting in Phoenix

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Phoenix police investigators plastic bags of evidence and guns found in a house where two men were killed Tuesday night. (Source: CBS 5 News) Phoenix police investigators plastic bags of evidence and guns found in a house where two men were killed Tuesday night. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Chrystal Capilla (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Chrystal Capilla (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Police were still looking for suspects and motives in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Phoenix home Tuesday night. (Source: CBS 5 News) Police were still looking for suspects and motives in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Phoenix home Tuesday night. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Police have arrested a woman they say was part of a "drug rip" that led to the deaths of her boyfriend and the seller.

Phoenix police said Fausto Castillo-Romo and his friend, Joseph Perez were looking to sell 50 pounds of marijuana and reached out to Perez's cousin, Shareeka Valdez in search of buyer.

Valedez was going to get $1,000 for her help in the $22,000 drug deal. According to police, Valedez recently met a woman she knew only as "Steph," who told her she had money to buy large quantities of pot.

Castillo-Romo, Perez and Valedez met "Steph," later identified as 22-year-old Chrystal Capilla, at Valedez's house. Capilla said she had the money at her house and told Perez not to come because she "felt uncomfortable about him knowing where she lived," according to the police report.

When they got to Capilla's house, her boyfriend, Eric Boozer, came out of a closet wearing a stocking over his face and holding a gun. He forced Castillo-Romo and Valedez on the ground and tried tying them up with zip ties, the police report states.

Castillo-Romo was able to flip Boozer off of him and Boozer started shooting. Castillo-Romo pulled out his gun and shot Boozer in the head.

Castillo-Romo told Valedez and Capilla to call 911 before he died.

Police received an anonymous call about 1 p.m. from the intersection of Seventh Street and Dobbins reporting a shooting at the house, but officers were unable to find anything, Crump said.

He said police tried to trace the source of the call, but that led them to a cell phone tower at Third and Southern avenues.

Police said Valedez voluntarily came to the police station and her phone records led them to Capilla.

Capilla admitted to returning to the scene twice to dispose of the handguns and remove the marijuana from the victim's car. Capilla also admitted to conducting a "drug rip" at the same location, in the 800 block of E. Dobbins Rd. one other time with Boozer.

She was arrested on one count of first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence.

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