Teenager in Washington Arrested for Alleged Unprovoked Bus Murder

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The Washington state police are currently searching for a teenager who has been charged with premeditated murder. The victim, a stranger, was allegedly asleep on a bus at the time of the incident.

Miguel Robert Rivera Dominguez has been charged with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the tragic death of Marcel Wagner. The incident occurred on October 3 on a King County Metro Transit bus with approximately 15 passengers on board and has sent shockwaves through the community.

Dominguez, only 17 years old, is currently at large, and authorities have set his bail at a staggering $3 million. He faces charges as an adult, given the gravity of the crime.

According to court documents, Dominguez fired five rounds into the victim’s head and neck at point-blank range while on the bus. Following this brutal act, he allegedly fired two more shots through the bus’s door before fleeing the scene and changing his clothing.

Prosecutors argue that Dominguez took deliberate steps to conceal his identity and that the murder appeared to be planned and intentional. They requested the substantial bail amount, citing concerns about the defendant failing to appear in response to a summons and the potential for future violent offenses.

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The Washington state police are currently searching for a teenager who has been charged with premeditated murder. The victim, a stranger, was allegedly asleep on a bus at the time of the incident.

Surveillance footage from the bus reveals Dominguez dressed in a dark jacket, full-face ski mask, jeans, and black shoes, with a backpack in tow. An unidentified 17-year-old accompanied him, and during the 12-minute bus ride, there was no discernible interaction between Dominguez and the victim, Wagner, who may have been asleep during the journey.

The terrifying act unfolded as Dominguez signaled to disembark by pulling the “stop” line, then abruptly drew a handgun and began shooting Wagner without uttering a word. The accompanying minor, whose identity remains undisclosed, reacted with shock and covered his head, demanding the bus driver to open the doors. Dominguez even fired two rounds into the still-closed doors, striking a nearby medical building.

The bus driver brought the vehicle to a halt, allowing Dominguez and the other 17-year-old to escape. Minutes later, surveillance footage captured Dominguez entering a nearby Boys and Girls Club, where he changed his clothing and after returning home in the same attire.

Despite his young age, Dominguez allegedly had a history of trouble. Court records show that he was suspended from Highline High School during the 2022-2023 academic year after being involved in a fight and other issues.

While Dominguez remains at large, his arraignment is scheduled for November 6. Authorities have issued a public warning, emphasizing that he may be armed and extremely dangerous, possibly concealing his identity with a mask while in public. The King County Sheriff’s Office continues its relentless efforts to bring Dominguez to justice.

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