Report: Dying man identified roommate as killer

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Wounded and dying, Robert Raymond Dominguez Jr. took advantage of the little time left to him to identify his killer, according to a newly released court document. 

Dominguez told a person who arrived shortly after he’d been shot that his roommate, Juan Pablo Torres, was the gunman, the document says. Dominguez died at the scene. 

Torres, 31, fled Bakersfield and was arrested several days later in Weed, Calif., police said. He’s charged with murder and is held on $1 million bail.

According to the document, Torres shot the 37-year-old Dominguez April 19 during an argument at their apartment in the 4100 block of Parker Avenue, in southwest Bakersfield. 

Police later contacted someone who said Torres had a gun on him just before the shooting. This person also said Torres had “hostilities” with Dominguez, the document says. 

Only Torres, Dominguez and a third person were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, according to the document. Torres and Dominguez were in one room, the third person in another. 

Police found a .40-caliber magazine loaded with live ammunition in Torres’ bedroom, the document says. Expended .40-caliber shell casings and a live .40-caliber bullet were found near Rodriguez. 

A convicted felon, Torres has prior cases involving firearm and aggravated assault charges on his record, police said in the document. 

Torres is next due in court May 8.

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