Argument over a game of pool leads to murder charges in Rehoboth

46-year-old Edward Martin, of Millsboro, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Millsboro man is behind bars and facing murder charges after police say an argument over a game of pool led to the shooting death of a Lewes man at a bar in Rehoboth.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 12:45 a.m., Sunday as troopers responded to reports of a shooting at the Coastal Taproom on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth.

Police arrived and located a 41-year-old Lewes man in the bar area suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Beebe Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation was launched and police learned the victim and suspect were involved in an argument over a game of pool. During the altercation, police say the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the chest.

Through investigative means the suspect, later identified as 46-year-old Edward Martin, of Millsboro, was found driving in the Long Neck area and a traffic stop was conducted. Martin was taken into custody without incident and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a the handgun.

Martin was charged with Murder 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on an $800,000 cash bond.

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