SEATTLE, Wash. – A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing a 21-year-old passenger who was asleep on a bus in Seattle. The suspect, Miguel Rivera Dominguez, turned himself into authorities on Monday after a month-long search. He is facing charges of first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
The incident took place on October 3 aboard a King County Metro Transit Bus in White Center. Surveillance video reportedly shows Dominguez boarding the bus wearing a ski mask and sitting in the back for 12 minutes before opening fire. The victim, identified as Wagner, was shot in the head and neck without any provocation, according to prosecutors.
Fortunately, none of the other passengers or the bus driver were injured in the shooting. Wagner, however, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police launched an extensive search for the shooter, who was considered armed and dangerous. Dominguez was identified as the suspect on October 16, and authorities believe he had no prior connection to Wagner.
As the investigation continues, friends and family are mourning the loss of Wagner, describing him as energetic and lovable. Dominguez is currently being held on a $3 million bail, and it is unclear if he has legal representation. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.