Man shot and killed in Delano, suspect arrested for murder

Posted at 5:10 AM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 21:10:05-05

UPDATE (4:54 p.m., March 8, 2017): Court documents obtained by 23ABC News suggest Dominguez killed Palomo for revenge.

The documents show Dominguez -- known to authorities under the moniker of "Psycho" -- targeted Palomo after the death of his friend Hugo Castro, a crime that Dominguez says Palomo committed.

According to the report, Dominguez went to Palomo's home, yelled "Victor", then shot him twice through the front door of the trailer where he was staying.

"This is for my primo, I told you I would get you," the court document quoted Dominguez as saying to Palomo after he shot him.

Police say Dominguez stole a gun from his estranged wife, which he used to kill Palomo.



One man is dead and another is behind bars after a homicide in Delano. 

According to the Delano Police Department, officers were dispatched to the area of Freemont St. and 12th St. Saturday around 12:30 p.m. regarding an injured man. 

When officers arrived they found Delano resident Victor Palomo, 37, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and he was transported to Delano Regional Medical Center. 

Palomo died as a result of his injuries. 

The Delano Police Department Detective Division and its Gang Unit were called out to assume the investigation. 

The investigation revealed Delano resident Robert Dominguez, 40, was the person responsible for Palomo's death and was arrested at about 8:15PM without incident.

Dominguez was charged with homicide and booked into the Kern County Jail.

He is currently being held without bail and is expected in court on Tuesday. 

The Delano Police Department asks if anyone has information regarding this shooting to contact Det. A. Alvarez at (661) 720-5514 or the Tipline at (661) 721-3369.