BREAKING | Suspects arrested in Georgetown double homicide

Emner Morales-Garcia and Yony Morales-Garcia (Left to Right) – Delaware State Police

Two suspects have been in arrested in connection with a double homicide in Georgetown where police say two men were shot at a local restaurant.

According to Delaware State Police, around 7:28 p.m., Saturday the Georgetown Police Department and troopers responded to El Nopalito Restaurant on DuPont Blvd for reports that two people had been shot at the business.

During the course of the investigation, police say they learned that Yony Morales-Garcia, 22, and Emner Morales-Garcia, 21, both of Georgetown, had been asked to leave the restaurant earlier in the night due to their disorderly behavior and having a dispute with other patrons.

Both suspects reportedly returned to the business, wearing masks, according to police. One of the suspects approached a 31-year-old Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez and removed a necklace from his neck.

Police say the Lopez then lunged at the suspect who stole the necklace, at which time the second suspect, pulled out a handgun from his waistband and shot the victim.

During the course of the suspects fleeing the restaurant, police say the second suspect fired a second round into the dining area which struck a 28-year-old man, later identified as Honorio Velasquez. He sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Lopez was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Through investigative measures, Delaware State Police and the Georgetown Police Department were able to identify Yony Morales-Garcia and Emner Morales-Garcia as the suspects. On Thursday, January 27, arrest warrants were obtained for the suspects with the charges of (2 counts) Murder First Degree (Felony) , Robbery First Degree (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Carrying a Concealed Deafly Weapon (Felony), and Conspiracy 1st (Felony).

At approximately 5:30 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted and a search warrant was executed by the Delaware State Police at the 17000 block of Windward Blvd in Milford.

During the stop and the execution of the search warrant, both suspects were taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7 where they were charged and arraigned. Both men were committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $2,120,000 cash bond.

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