Police arrest witness to deadly dice game

Revis Rashon Adams

Revis Rashon Adams, a 34-year-old Beaumont man was arrested on Monday, May 7. According to a press release, Beaumont Police Department detectives "have been working tirelessly" on the shooting that occurred at Ewing and North, which resulted in the homicide of 52-year-old Beaumont man Gregory Willridge on May 3.

According to information from the department, officers responded to the area of Ewing and North streets in reference to shots fired and were advised about a possible shooting victim. While officers were en route to the call, three shooting victims showed up at St. Elizabeth’s emergency room. Some officers went to North and Ewing to look for the scene and others went to the hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed the victims were involved in a dice game when an argument escalated and shots were fired.

In addition to the death of Willridge, Adams was also shot and hospitalized until the date of his arrest. A 28-year-old Beaumont man was also shot and had a non life-threatening wound.

Adams was one of several people present during the homicide, and detectives have interviewed him in relation to his involvement. Adams, who has been in and out of the legal system since at least the age of 17, had an unrelated outstanding Jefferson County warrant for possession of a controlled substance; therefore, after speaking with detectives he was placed under arrest for his warrant.

Detectives are still encouraging anyone with information about this shooting to call Beaumont Police at (409) 832-1234. Tipsters may remain anonymous by calling Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS(8477) or downloading the P3 tips app on mobile devices.

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