Additional Arrests Made in Dubuque Shooting Death
Lt. D. Brendan Welsh
Asst. Chief Joseph Messerich
05/09/23 -- For Immediate Release
Dubuque, IA - Three additional persons have been arrested today in connection with the February 7th, 2023 shooting death of 31-year-old Lonnie E. Burns of Dubuque. 30-year-old Jermaine D. Bolds of Dubuque, IA, 16-year-old Tiarha D. Godwin of Maquoketa, IA, and 18-year-old Laniga G. Hannon of Dubuque, IA were all arrested earlier today. All three have been charged with 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree robbery. A total of four persons have now been charged in relation to this incident. The first arrest involved 24-year-old Aaron C. Johnson, of Chicago, IL who was arrested on February 23rd, 2023, and charged with 1st-degree murder. This investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges are possible. Dubuque Police were assisted today by the Maquoketa Police Department.
Murder in the first degree is a class “A” felony punishable by life in prison. Robbery in the first degree is a class “B” felony punishable by no more than 50 years in prison.
As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415. 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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