Arrests made in connection to double murder

The night of Halloween may be spent without candy for some kids living in two neighborhoods feeling unsafe after 24 hours of crime. 

"Keep your kids inside, don't let them go trick or treating if you care about your kids," one neighbor says. 

Two people have been arrested in connection with a double murder last night. Due to the violent nature of the crime, parents are not letting their kids trick or treat. 

Halloween night is typically full of tricks and treats.  "Absolutely not. My child is not going trick or treating. No," a neighbor says. 

A neighbor, who knows too well this Halloween was different. 

Monday night, police responded to a shots fired call at East Maryland Street, now the scene of a double murder. 

The Vanderburgh County coroner says 29-year-old Dewone Broomfield and 28-year-old Mary Woodruff were the victims in the double murder. 

Evansville Police Sergeant Jason Cullum says, "We have murders in Evansville unfortunately but a double homicide is a rariety."

After a car chase Tuesday, two suspects are behind bars. 

"Last night's crime was obviously very violent and we felt that they posed a very serious threat to the community," Cullum says. 

The suspects, 19-year-old William Rice and 22-year-old Deshay Hackner led a car chase that ended in Evansville's southeast side. 

Where the chase ended, is where Jeff Dickens day changed. 

"I've seen a car like that in the neighborhood a lot so I don't know if they were just scoping out a way to get out," Dickens says. 

Dickens came home to police at his home, searching the car the suspects fled.  

"The level of violence that we're seeing and the age in which its being done is something that is shocking to a lot of police officers because that relatively new in Evansville," Cullum says. 

"Be safe tonight trick or treating," Dickens says. 

There was a third person in the car involved in the chase, but EPD says he is not a suspect in the double murder investigation. There are no warrants at this time out for that person, who has not been identified. 

Police haven't released any information on the suspects' relationship to the murder victims. 

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(This story was originally published October 31, 2017)


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