Police Identify Victims Killed At Georgetown Restaurant Saturday, Release Possible Vehicle Info

The Delaware State Police has identified the victims involved in the Georgetown double homicide that occurred at the El Nopalito Restaurant on Saturday.

Offices said that 31-year old Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez of Georgetown and 28-year-old Honorio Velasquez of Bridgeville were shot and killed by a gunman that had returned to the restaurant after being asked to leave.

Homicide detectives are seeking information on a grey pickup truck with an extended cab that fled the area after the shooting. Police said This vehicle may have been involved in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the pickup truck is asked to contact Detective Grassi by calling 302-365-8441.

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Delaware State Police are conducting a double homicide investigation that occurred Saturday night in Georgetown, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on January 22, 2022, at approximately 7:28 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department and Delaware State Police responded to the El Nopalito Restaurant, located at 22095 DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown for a report of two people shot at the business.

Through the investigation, it was learned that a group of Hispanic males had been asked to leave the restaurant earlier in the night due to their disorderly behavior and having a dispute with other patrons. Two of the males that were previously asked to leave returned to the business, both wearing masks said Hatchell.

One of the suspects approached a 31-year-old male victim and removed a necklace from his neck. The victim lunged at the suspect that stole the neckless which caused the second suspect to remove a handgun from his waistband and shoot the victim. During the course of the suspects fleeing the restaurant, the second suspect fired a second round into the dining area which struck a 28-year-old male victim, according to Hatchell.

The 28-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 31-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The suspects were described as two Hispanic males.

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