Suspect in Amherst County shooting arrested

Joshua Aaron Dominguez, wanted on multiple charges including malicious wounding.
Joshua Aaron Dominguez, wanted on multiple charges including malicious wounding.(Amherst County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 6:28 AM EDT
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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Joshua Aaron Dominguez was arrested without incident at approximately 3:15 p.m. at a residence on Amethyst Lane Wednesday.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to possible sightings of the suspect by community members.

They thank the community for their part in arresting Dominguez.

Additional criminal charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect in a Tuesday shooting.

Deputies say they responded to Amethyst Lane and Buffalo Ridge Road for a call of shots fired and found a man who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.

Deputies identified the suspect as Joshua Aaron Dominguez and charged him with burglary, attempted burglary, malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied dwelling, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and larceny of a firearm.

Dominguez is described as a Hispanic man, weighing around 240 pounds, 6′5″ with dark hair and brown eyes. He was last reported seen wearing dark clothes and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information regarding Dominguez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office at 434-946-9373, ext 5.