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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 17, 2014

Police arrest  man after killing of bicyclist

Aug 07, 2014

BURLINGTON (AP) — Burlington police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a bicyclist who was riding through a residential area.

The Hawk Eye reports 50-year-old Eddie Cooper Martin died Wednesday evening at an Iowa City hospital after being shot multiple times earlier in the day as he biked through a neighborhood.

Late Wednesday, police charged 38-year-old Joshua James Royer, of Burlington, with first-degree murder.

Investigators say it doesn't appear Martin and Royer knew each other. Police declined to discuss a motive for the killing. Martin was initially taken to a Burlington hospital before being flown to Iowa City, where he died. Online court records don't indicate whether Royer has an attorney.

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