1-Armed Man Charged With Murder In Little Falls Shooting

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) – A 35-year-old Hutchinson man is accused of shooting and killing another man in Little Falls on Tuesday after the two got into an argument involving drugs and money, according to charges filed Wednesday in Morrison County Court.

Jason Ray Dominguez was charged with two counts of second-degree intentional murder in connection with the shooting death of Dustin J. Brown.

According to a criminal complaint, police were called to a residence on the 600 block of Lindbergh Drive North at about 3:52 a.m. Tuesday on a report of shots fired. When authorities arrived, there was a small fire under the porch of the residence. Once getting inside, police found an adult male later identified as Brown lying next to a bed who had suffered several gunshot wounds.

Brown was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead at about 4:47 a.m.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner discovered that Brown had suffered seven gunshot wounds, including a fatal bullet that struck the right side of Brown’s forehead. Brown had also been shot once in each leg, one arm, chest, jaw and back, the complaint states.

Brown’s neighbors told police that a one-armed man had been in the area looking for Brown in recent weeks. That man, later identified as Dominguez, had been released from prison on Aug. 3 and was living in Hutchinson. Brown’s brother told police that Dominguez was pressuring Brown to do something drug-related, and Brown did not want to be a part of it.

It was also revealed during the investigation that Brown owed Dominguez money. Officers with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension located Dominguez in Hutchinson on Tuesday and arrested him.

He told police that on Monday, he took his girlfriend and her three children to Little Falls to “visit a friend,” according to the complaint. When Dominguez met with Brown, they argued about money.

Dominguez, his girlfriend and the three children eventually left and went back to Hutchinson. The compliant states Dominguez got a gun during that time and went back to Little Falls.

Dominguez’s girlfriend drove him to the area where Brown lived and picked him up after the shooting. Dominguez told her, according to the complaint, “I shot him seven times.” He then showed her seven shell casings.

Dominguez, covered in blood, then drove with his girlfriend to the city of Rice, where they bought bleach, went to a car wash and washed his clothes and the car. Dominguez later tried to bury the gun near Hutchinson, which was later retrieved by authorities.

  • DLM

    Someone should take this guy out back and shoot him 7 times.

    • smw

      Cheers to that! This is just so….. I don’t have the words!

    • Old West Ways

      Why waste the bullets I good old fashion rope and a tall tree works good too.

  • Hejlena

    Kaiser Sose

  • Becky Patrick

    I hope he rots! He took a very good person. A good person that is a father and now his child has to grow up without a father all over dumb stuff. Some people never grow up and live with priorities! Hope people in prison get the best of him.

    • http://purplespeaks.wordpress.com Donna Reiser

      A very good person would have never tried drugs in the first place, let alone become addicted to them and owing bad people money. Ultimately, this man’s drug habit was worth more than his own life or family. And yes, I do blame the killer too. Debt or no debt, you never murder.

      • Non-judgmental

        Even good people make poor decisions. He certainly didn’t deserve to be shot for his past wrongs.

        • http://purplespeaks.wordpress.com Donna Reiser

          Again, a good person is not capable of making such a poor decision. There has to be something immoral or inferior about you in the first place to make you able to be tempted. It has nothing to do with judging. Everyone is born good, and when you deliberately make certain choices, you are choosing to permanently discard any claims to goodness. Once you murder someone, you can never take the bullets back. What is better than a person who “learned from experience” is a person who never had their conscience marred in the first place.

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  • St Paul

    Wow. With that tatoo, ya knew he wasn’t going to be a good guy!

    • t

      She is referring to the victim as a good guy not this idiot.

      • http://purplespeaks.wordpress.com Donna Reiser

        Both were idiots. It is just that the one paid with his life and the other gets to stay alive despite committing an act which deserves otherwise.

  • just sayin

    Wow look at him. What a winner he is… Gosh daddy, I wanna be like you when I grow up. Ugly and unsuccessful.


  • mb

    This guy looks like stone-cold, pure evil…

  • TruthBEtold

    Put a tie on him and he looks like your typical executive at United Health Care.

    • HowTru

      OMGoodness TruthBEtold…that is true!

      I know, as I used to work for that UNETHICAL company (for 2 years only) back in the day, before McGuire went down!

  • Big Bill

    In the land of the armless, the one-armed man is king.

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