Police: Witnesses lead to murder suspect's arrest

Joshua Royer, 38

Police say one man is now dead and another behind bars after a shooting in Burlington.

Joshua Royer, 38, of Burlington, now faces first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 50-year-old Eddie Martin.

Burlington Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired near the intersection of Aetna and South Gunnison at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday.

At the scene, Police said they found Martin, who had been shot numerous times in the torso.

He later died from his injuries at University Hospitals in Iowa City.

Authorities say witnesses described the car involved in the shooting which ultimately led them to Royer.

Royer is now in the Des Moines County Jail awaiting an initial court appearance.