New Castle County police have announced the arrests of two Wilmington men in connection with a fatal shooting from 2013 that left two dead.
Christopher Rivers, 31, from the 1200 block of Faun Road, and Joshua Bey, 29, from the 1400 block of Chestnut Street were arrested and charged with the murders of Joseph and Olga Connell.
According to police, on Sept. 22, 2013, at 1:28 a.m., New Castle County Police, paramedics and personnel from the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company responded to the unit block of Paladin Drive for a report of shots fired.
Upon their arrival, police discovered the two victims, both aged 39. Olga Connell was tended to by Paramedics and transported to the Wilmington Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Joseph Connell was pronounced dead at the scene.
A combined investigation by the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice led to the arrest of Rivers and Bey.
Both Rivers and Bey were charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of first-degree criminal solicitation. The two men were arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution where they are being being held without bail.
Colonel E.M. Setting remarked that the arrests were the result of diligence by investigators.
“This case serves as an example that with any unsolved homicide, we remain relentless in bringing those responsible to justice and providing closure for the family,” Setting said.