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2 face charges in fatal fight over medical marijuana

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Jesse Wade Gillen and Stephanie Renee Conley Jesse Wade Gillen and Stephanie Renee Conley

Two people have been arrested in a fight over marijuana that left one man dead in Surprise.

During the early morning hours on Monday, shots were fired inside a home near Bell and El Mirage Roads.  According to police, 911 callers said they heard arguing, followed by gunfire.

Authorities say Jesse Wade Gillen, 28, and Stephanie Renee Conley, 26, were part of a group that went to the home of Martin Ridgway looking for marijuana. Ridgway told police he refused to sell to them after they presented fake medical marijuana cards.

Police say a still unidentified person then shot Ridgway, and he fought back with a knife in self-defense. The alleged attacker died, while Ridgway was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The deceased's name was not released.

Gillen and Conley face aggravated assault, armed robbery, burglary and first-degree murder charges.  Neither of them had attorneys listed with the Maricopa County Superior Court.

They were released from custody Monday night around 11 p.m. after posting a $500,000 bond.  A status conference was scheduled for August 13th, followed by a preliminary hearing on August 16th.

This is a developing story.  Stay with FOX 10 News for updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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