SAN ANGELO, TX – A man who was accused of shooting a woman at San Angelo’s Super 8 was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday afternoon.
According to court documents, on Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m., Matthew Dominguez, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
The shooting occurred on Feb. 24 on the 400 block of W. Ave L. Dominguez is accused of allegedly shooting a 24-year-old woman in the middle left abdomen. Because of the gunshot the woman was seriously injured and had to have surgery.
Witness on scene told officers with the San Angelo Police Department that the woman and the witness had been inside of their motel room. At one point the 26-year-old left the room. While she was outside the witness heard arguing and then gun fire. When the witness went outside, the 26-year-old and had been shot and was laying on the ground.
The witness told police that she knew who the shooter was and identified him through his facebook. A warrant was then issued and on Feb. 25 Dominguez was arrested and placed into the Tom Green County Jail. During the arrest officers also found Heroin in Dominguez’s possession.
In return for the guilty plea Dominguez was sentenced the 12 years in prison. If convicted Dominguez could have faced 20 years in prison.
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