Delaware man allegedly shot and killed a man during an argument over a game of pool

Source: Delaware State Police; Unsplash

Feb. 22 2022, Published 9:08 a.m. ET

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A Delaware man has been arrested after he allegedly murdered another person over an argument during a game of pool.

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Around 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 20, Delaware State Police troopers responded to a report of a shooting at the Coastal Taproom in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

When troopers arrived, a 41-year-old victim was found in the bar area with a gunshot wound, according to Delaware State Police.

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The victim was taken to Beebe Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to state police. The victim's name has not been released.

Troopers identified Edward Martin, 46, as a suspect in the case.

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Martin and the victim were allegedly involved in an argument over a game of pool, according to state police. During the argument, Martin pulled a handgun and shot the victim in the chest, cops say.


Martin then fled the scene.

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Troopers found Martin driving in Long Neck, Delaware, and arrested him during a traffic stop. They then found the gun in the vehicle.

Martin has been charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

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Martin was booked in to the Sussex Correctional Institution on an $800,000 cash bond.

Source: Delaware State Police; Unsplash

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