2nd suspect in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4 arrested


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A second man is in custody in connection with a shooting at a Kansas bar that killed four people and injured five others.

Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook said Thursday that law enforcement arrested 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales. He is a suspect in the October shooting at the Tequila KC bar.

Villanueva-Morales eluded police for more than two months following the tragic attack that killed four people and injured five more.

KSHB reports that a federal court filing unsealed in November believed the suspect boarded a Greyhound bus in Kansas City, Missouri, shortly after the attacks, with plans to travel to Dallas.

Law enforcement worked with Facebook and AT&T to link a Facebook profile created by the suspect to a phone number, used to ping Villanueva-Morales cell phone outside a suburb north of Dallas almost 12 hours following the shooting.

Villanueva-Morales was able to evade Dallas Police who attempted to intercept the bus but unable to catch the suspect before he left the station. On December 11, more than two months later, the suspect was taken into custody by Michoacán State Police located west of Mexico City, Mexico.

Villanueva-Morales and another man, 23-year-old Javier Alatorre, are charged each with four counts of first-degree murder, with bond set at $1 million each. Alatorre was arrested shortly after the shooting.


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