Fugitive Arrested in Kansas-Missouri Killing Spree

5 are dead in 2 states
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 8, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Updated Mar 9, 2016 1:43 AM CST
Suspect on the Loose in Kansas-Missouri Killing Spree
This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department on Tuesday shows Pablo Serrano-Vitorino.   (Uncredited)

A man suspected of fatally shooting four people at his neighbor's home in Kansas before killing another man about 170 miles away in a rural Missouri house was taken into custody early Wednesday morning after an extensive manhunt, the Missouri State Highway Patrol says. The Highway Patrol tells the Kansas City Star that Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 36, was arrested in Montgomery County, Mo. The suspect was found lying on a hill just north of Interstate 70 and no shots were fired. "He looked exhausted," a police spokesman says. During the manhunt, several schools in the area were placed on lockdown, with officers stationed at the buildings, the AP reports.

The search began late Monday when four men were shot at the home in Kansas City, Kan. One of the men managed to call police before he died, but it's unclear how the men knew each other or what may have prompted the shooting. The manhunt shifted when a truck Serrano-Vitorino was believed to be driving was found abandoned along Interstate 70 in central Missouri around 7am Tuesday. About 25 minutes later, sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting at a rural home about 5 miles away—and found the body of 49-year-old Randy J. Nordman, who lived at the Montgomery County property, police say. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that Serrano-Vitorino, of Mexico, was deported in April 2004 and illegally re-entered "on an unknown date." (More murder stories.)

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