UPDATED: One Burlington Man Dead, A Second Charged with Killing Him

Bond has been set at $250,000 cash for 38-year old Josh Royer, the Burlington man accused of shooting & killing 50-year old Eddie Martin of Burlington yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Aetna and South Gunnison.


Martin was riding a bicycle when he was shot. He was taken to Great River Medical Center, then flown to Iowa City, where he died.

Using leads provided by neighbors and others, the police department’s Division of Criminal Investigation, led by Lt. Jeff Klein, located the shooter’s vehicle in the 700 block of Barret Street. They then found the suspect in the 400 block of Barret.

Royer has been charged with First Degree Murder and was taken to the county jail.