The men are being held in Maryland pending extradition to Delaware.
Two Maryland men have been arrested in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide in Dover.
Depaul Wilson, 35, and Guy Jones Jr., 27, both of Worton, Maryland, were taken into custody by officers with the Kent County, Maryland, according to Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
The men were identified by detectives during a probe into the killing of 31-year-old Javan Cale at the Clearfield apartment complex at 120 Haman Drive.
Their initial investigation showed Cale traded shots with two persons and that he was fatally wounded after being shot several times, Hoffman said.
Cale died afterward at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.
“We believe this was not a random attack, that it was planned,” Hoffman said.
Lt. Dennis Hickman of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, said Dover detectives had developed Wilson as a person of interest in the case. Several officers from Dover went to Worton to continue their investigation, Hickman said.
“They got here and started looking around [outside Wilson’s home] and we saw the suspect’s vehicle in the driveway,” he said. Wilson was home and was taken into custody, as was Jones, who lived adjacent to Wilson.
Hickman confirmed his office had been tipped off because one of the suspects had sought treatment for a gunshot wound in an area hospital.
Dover police also obtained a search warrant to look for additional evidence, he said.
Wilson and Jones are being detained at the Kent County detention center on fugitive warrants until extradition proceedings are completed, Hickman said.
Hoffman could not speculate on when they would be returned to Delaware, although he did say arrest warrants have been issued for the two men.
The warrants will charge both with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery, home invasion, first-degree conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.