Pueblo murder suspect in custody after barricading self inside SUV

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 11:04 AM MDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 9:09 PM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A murder suspect is in custody days after a body was found dumped in a trash heap outside a Pueblo home.

“Just prior to 10 o’clock [Thursday morning], we received information that a wanted suspect was here in the 800 block of West 11th Street,” said Sgt. Frank Ortega with the Pueblo Police Department. “He was alleged to have been involved in a homicide we had a couple days ago on City Center.”

Police and SWAT cornered the suspect inside an SUV in the middle of the roadway between Blake and Craig streets. They didn’t have an easy time getting him out, Ortega said.

“[Law enforcement] tried to make contact with the individual; he was non-compliant. He did exit the vehicle. He acted like he had a weapon. They used several less lethal tools on him. They did not have an effect.”

Among the things tried and failed was a Taser, Ortega added.

“Luckily, the sheriff’s office was here to assist us. They released the dog. With the dog being released, he surrendered.”

The vehicle belonged to one of the suspect’s relatives, possibly his mother, Ortega said.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Danny Dominguez, was booked on murder charges in the death of 46-year-old Darren Castillo, whose body was found at a home on City Center Drive Tuesday. Detectives believe the victim may have been dead for days. An autopsy is still pending.

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