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A group was asked to leave a Delaware restaurant. Then they returned to murder two people, cops say.

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Source: MEGA; Delaware State Police

Jan. 28 2022, Published 10:36 a.m. ET

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A group of disorderly people was asked to leave a restaurant, only for two of them to return and shoot two people to death, police said.

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On Jan. 22, members of the Georgetown police and Delaware State Police responded to the El Nopalito Restaurant in Georgetown, Delaware, for a report of people being shot.

Investigators determined that a group of Hispanic men had been asked to leave due to their disorderly behavior and having a dispute with other patrons, according to Delaware State Police.

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However, two men —Yony Morales-Garcia and his brother Emner Morales-Garcia — returned and both wore masks, police said. One of the suspects approached Armando Vincente Chilel Lopez and removed a necklace from Lopez’s neck.


Lopez lunged at the suspect and that caused the other suspect to pull a gun and shoot him, according to Delaware State Police.

As the suspects fled the restaurant, one fired into the dining area and shot Honorio Velasquez.

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Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene. Lopez was taken to the hospital, where he died, police said.

On Jan. 27, both Morales-Garcia brothers were arrested on a host of charges, including first-degree murder, police said. Both men were booked into jail, and their bonds were set at more than $2 million.

delaware shooting
Source: MEGA; Delaware State Police

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