Rifle man wanted for deadly shooting during quinceañera arrested in Mesa County

Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 15:04:42-04

DENVER — The Mesa County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rifle man who was wanted for a deadly shooting during a quinceañera celebration in Garfield County early Sunday morning.

D’Antiago “Dante” Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez was taken into custody in Mesa County Monday morning, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

He was wanted for the shooting death of an 18-year-old man during the celebration outside Rifle shortly after midnight Sunday.

Deputies arrived and found the victim still alive, the sheriff’s office said. He was transported to a hospital in Grand Junction where he was later pronounced deceased.

The circumstance that led up to the shooting is not known. No other injuries were reported.