A teenager from Seattle has been apprehended and charged with murder following a fatal shooting on a city bus. The 17-year-old, identified as Miguel Rivera Dominguez, surrendered to law enforcement on Monday, ending a month-long manhunt. Dominguez is facing serious charges, including first-degree murder and second-degree illegal possession of a firearm.
The tragic event unfolded on October 3 on a King County Metro Transit Bus in White Center. According to reports, surveillance footage captured Dominguez, donned in a ski mask, boarding the bus and sitting quietly at the back for about 12 minutes before he began shooting. The victim, a 21-year-old passenger named Wagner, was asleep at the time and was shot in the head and neck without any apparent reason, as stated by the prosecutors.
Fortunately, no other passengers or the bus driver were harmed during the incident. However, Wagner was not as lucky. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene. This prompted an extensive manhunt for the shooter, who was deemed armed and dangerous.
Dominguez was officially identified as the suspect on October 16. Investigators believe that he had no previous relationship or connection with Wagner. As the investigation is still ongoing, the motive behind the shooting remains unclear.
In the wake of the tragedy, Wagner’s friends and family are grappling with their loss. They remember him as a lively and lovable individual. Meanwhile, Dominguez is being held on a $3 million bail. It is yet to be determined if he has secured legal representation. Law enforcement officials are encouraging anyone with information about the incident to step forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.