Fatal Shooting Investigation Update
D. Brendan Welsh
Public Information Officer
Dubuque Police Department
02/08/23-- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – On 02/07/23 at 12:47 a.m. Dubuque Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Rhomberg Avenue for the report of shots fired. Officers attempted life-saving measures on a 31-year-old man who had sustained several gunshot wounds. The shooting victim was transported to Dubuque Mercy Hospital where he died from his wounds. The victim in this case is now being identified as Lonnie Edward Burns, of Dubuque. The initial investigation revealed that there was a disturbance involving several persons in the yard adjacent to 711 Rhomberg Avenue when a gun became involved and shots were fired, killing Burns. This was not a random act of violence. Participants apparently fled the area on foot in several directions following the incident. Investigators are actively reviewing cameras systems, speaking with witnesses, and conducting other related follow-up. For any citizens residing in the vicinity of this crime that have personal surveillance systems, police are asking for them to review their footage and to notify one of the listed investigators if they find any persons captured on camera following the incident.
Lt. Ted McClimon: (563) 589-4439 or Tmcclimo@cityofdubuque.org
Inv. Isaiah Hoff: (563) 589-4429 or Ihoff@cityofdubuque.org
You may additionally call Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a monetary reward). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.
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