Man Charged with Murder After Gunning Down Cyclist

Joshua James RoyerBURLINGTON, Iowa — A man is in custody for the murder of a Burlington cyclist.

Affiliate KWQC reports Eddie Martin, 50, was cycling when he was shot just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in a residential neighborhood. Martin suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his lower torso, police said.

He was transported from a Burlington hospital to Iowa City by helicopter where he was pronounced dead.

Officers caught up with suspect Joshua Royer, 38, Wednesday night and charged him with first degree murder.

He is being held in the Des Moines County Jail.

It doesn’t appear the two knew each other, investigators said.


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