FALLS TOWNSHIP -- Two men face homicide charges after the shooting death of a woman from Susquehanna County during an alleged drug deal.
State police said Micole Gumpper, 23, of Uniondale, died from a gunshot wound during a drug deal along Route 92 in Wyoming County Sunday night.
Jesse Long, 28, of Pittston, is charged with an open count of homicide.
Troopers said the victim and her boyfriend were following Long's car in a van on Route 92 after a dispute over a drug deal at the River Crest housing development.
Police say Long sold heroin to Gumpper, but after the deal, according to court papers, Gumpper thought Long gave her less heroin than she paid for. She ordered her boyfriend to drive their U-Haul van and go after the car Long was in along Route 92 in Tunkhannock Township.
Long, who was a passenger in the car, began to fire several rounds from a handgun and one of the shots struck Gumpper in the front of the head as she was seated in the van. She was taken to Tyler Memorial Hospital and then flown to Geisinger-CMC in Scranton where she died from her injuries.
Police charged Long, and the man they say drove the car carrying Long, David Bohner, 24, of Tunkhannock.
In court, Long said he fired the shots in self-defense.
Bohner and Long now face charges including criminal homicide. Long also faces weapons charges.
Both Long and Bohner are locked up without bail. They are scheduled to be in court next Tuesday.
So far, no charges have been filed against Gumpper's boyfriend.
*Corrected September 11, 2017 to reflect Jesse Long's age is 28.