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UPDATE: $22,000+ raised for family of man killed at Rehoboth Beach bar

Arrick Richards (right) was shot and killed during a pool game at a Rehoboth Beach bar. Edward Martin (left) was charged in the murder.
Posted at 3:02 PM, Feb 21, 2022

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — A GoFundMe for a man killed in a fight over a game of pool at a Rehoboth Beach bar has raised more than $22,800 as of March 1.

Arrick Richards, 41, was killed after being shot at about 12:45 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Coastal Taproom, on John J. Williams Highway, just west of Coastal Highway.

The Coastal Taproom said: "A wonderful man lost his life because of a senseless act of violence."

The shooting comes three months after another prominent shooting at a Coastal Highway-area bar in Rehoboth Beach, which left 32 bullet casings in a parking lot.

In Sunday's incident, police said Arrick Richards, 41, of Lewes, Del., was found in the bar area suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital and pronounce dead.

Investigators determined Edward Martin, 46, of Millsboro, Del., shot the victim after they got in an argument over a game of pool.

Martin was arrested nearby in a traffic stop and was charged with first-degree murder and gun-related offenses. He was ordered held on $800,000 cash bond.