Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
February 17, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Please note: This is a press release from the Burlington Police Department. This is not a press release directly from the Iowa DCI. The Iowa DCI is assiting with this investigation.

Burlington, IOWA -- On February 16, 2015, at approximately 2:41 PM, emergency personnel were dispatched to the intersection of South 7th and Elm Street in regards to a report of a man being shot. Upon arrival by Burlington Police, officers identified the victim as Deonte Raynell Carter, 24, of Burlington. Carter suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was transported to Great River Medical Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was contacted and responded with several agents, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Scene Team, to assist in processing the scene of the shooting. Investigators continue to gather evidence and conduct interviews into the events preceding the shooting. Additional details will be released as they become available.

Questions regarding this release can be referred to the Burlington Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00PM at (319)753-8370.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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