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Kansas City: Police have identified two suspects in a Kansas bar shooting that left four people dead and five others wounded.
One suspect arrested in Kansas City bar shooting that left four dead, another remains at large https://t.co/Iztmc4a8Vo
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 7, 2019
Police in Kansas City, Kansas, announced early Monday that 23-year-old Javier Alatorre was arrested Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri, while 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales is still at large.
Javier Alatorre, 23, and Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, were each charged with four counts of first-degree murder, police in Kansas City, Kansas, said in an early Monday release. Alatorre was arrested late Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri, but police were still looking for Villanueva-Morales, who is considered “armed and dangerous.” Bail for each was set at $1 million.
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Bail for each was set at $1 million. It’s unclear whether Alatorre — who was arrested with the help of local police, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives — had a lawyer to comment on his behalf.
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One of two men suspected of opening fire and killing four people inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday has been arrested. The other is “still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.” https://t.co/j7FEKTSwaX
— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) October 7, 2019
Around 40 people were inside the small bar when gunfire erupted around 1:30 a.m., Tomasic had said. The gunfire sent people running for the exits, with the injured leaving trails of blood as they fled. One of the injured was trying to get a ride to the hospital when ambulances arrived.
“It’s a pretty small bar, so if you have two guys come in and start shooting, people are just running, running anywhere they can,” Tomasic had said.
All four men who were killed were Hispanic, but Tomasic had said authorities did not believe the shooting was racially motivated. The shooting happened in a neighborhood with a large Hispanic population.
Among the dead was a man in his late 50s, another in his mid-30s and two in their mid-20s, police said. Authorities did not immediately release their names.
Friends and family members have identified three of the men fatally shot inside Tequila KC early Sunday morning.https://t.co/tx1K7KAaYO
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) October 7, 2019
However, Juan Ramirez, of Kansas City, Kansas, told The Kansas City Star that his 29-year-old nephew was among those killed. He said his nephew left behind a 6-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter.
Alatorre and Hugo Villanueva-Morales Criminal Record
Villanueva-Morales and Alatorre each faced criminal charges in Missouri, and Alatorre’s criminal record also included previous convictions, according to online court records in Missouri and the online Department of Corrections records in Kansas.
Villanueva-Morales had a pending third-degree assault charge in Missouri. Alatorre, meanwhile, had past convictions for fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement in Kansas and for driving while intoxicated in Missouri. He also had pending charges in Missouri for tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and resisting or interfering with arrest, detention or stop. And in 2017, an order of protection had been ordered, barring him from abusing, stalking and possessing a firearm.