Suspect in transgender woman's death remains in Colorado; Tamara Dominguez died in Aug. 2015

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 15:42:55-04

A 29-year-old Kansas City man accused of intentionally running over a transgender woman several times and leaving her to die is jailed in Colorado awaiting extradition.

Luis M. Sanchez was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the August death of 36-year-old Tamara Dominguez.

Court records say a witness told police he saw the driver of a black SUV hit the victim, back over her then run over her again. Authorities have not released a possible motive in the case.

The suspect has not been charged with a hate crime. Mike Mansur, spokesman for Jackson County prosecutor's office, said the charges could be changed if new evidence is found.

Court records said surveillance video from the area showed an Avalanche truck and witnesses described the man driving the truck, our sister station KSHB-TV reported.

Tips helped police locate the Chevrolet Avalanche, which was registered to the defendant, KSHB reported.


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