Tucson woman admits role in fatal shooting outside Eegee’s

2013-03-04T12:43:00Z 2013-03-05T07:54:28Z Tucson woman admits role in fatal shooting outside Eegee’sKim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson woman indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a man outside a north-side Eegee’s pleaded guilty to attempted hindering prosecution Monday.

Priscilla Carolina Rodriguez, 20, could be placed on probation or receive a prison sentence of up to two years when sentenced April 10 by Pima County Superior Court Judge Javier Chon-Lopez.

On Sept. 26, two vehicles pulled into the parking lot of the Eegee's, 3872 N. Oracle Road, and a fight broke out. A man pulled out a gun and killed Jose Carlos Gonzales, 29.

Jovon Luis Mankel, 23, was taken into custody at a motel by the U.S. Marshals’ Arizona Wanted Task Force on Oct. 1 after gang detectives identified him as the shooter.

On Oct. 11, Mankel, Rodriguez, Selina Acosta and an unidentified person were indicted on first-degree murder charges.

Mankel is also charged with discharging a firearm at a nonresidential structure, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and being a prohibited weapons possessor.

Rodriguez was also charged with possessing oxycodone for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering prosecution, but those charges were dismissed as a result of her guilty plea.

No trial date has been scheduled yet.

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