Arrest made in 2015 Burlington shooting death

Earl Riley Booth-Harris, 23, has been charged with Murder in the First Degree (Iowa Department of Public Safety)

An arrest has been made in the 2015 death of a man in southeast Iowa.

Just after 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2015, Deonte Raynell Carter, 24, received three gunshot shot wounds during the course of an altercation at the intersection of Elm Street and South 7th Street in Burlington. Carter was shot twice in the upper torso and once in the right leg. He was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.

On Friday, Earl Riley Booth-Harris, 23, was arrested and charged with Murder in the First Degree for what police say was his role in the death of Carter.

If convicted, Booth-Harris could receive mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Booth-Harris is currently in Illinois and it is not known when he will be transported to Des Moines County for his initial appearance.

The arrest of Earl Riley Booth-Harris is the result of a joint investigation by the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation, the Burlington Police Department, Des Moines County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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