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Burlington Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder

One man is dead and another is behind bars following a shooting in Burlington.

The Burlington Police Department says Joshua Royer, 38, of Burlington was arrested Wednesday.

He has been charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder in connection with the death of Eddie Martin, 50, of Burlington.

The BPD says officers responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of Aetna and South Gunnison at 2:55 PM Wednesday.

They found Martin at the scene.  He had been shot numerous times in the lower torso.

Martin died from his injuries at University Hospitals in Iowa City.

The department says witnesses provided information about a vehicle involved in the shooting, which led them to Joshua Royer, who was taken into custody without incident.

Royer is being held in the Des Moines County Jail pending an initial court appearance.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.