Police arrested a fugitive gunman wanted in the shooting deaths of five men, four of them in a single attack inside a Kansas City, Kansas, home, police said early Wednesday.
Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler confirmed the arrest in Missouri in a brief tweet.
Prosecutors in Wyandotte County charged Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, with four counts of murder Tuesday afternoon in the shotgun attack in the Kansas City home Monday night. Serrano-Vitorino lived next door, authorities said.
“I watched my best friend lay on the porch for hours until 4 o’clock in the morning,” Rusty Snow, a neighbor who discovered the bodies, told NBC station KSHB. “What provoked him?”
He is also wanted for questioning in the shooting death later of a fifth man, identified as Randy J. Nordman, 49, near New Florence, Missouri, about 175 miles away, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.
Serrano-Vittorino’s red Dodge Ram pickup truck was found Tuesday morning abandoned off Interstate 70 not far from Nordman’s home, investigators said.
Serrano-Vitorino had been considered armed and dangerous, possibly armed with an AK-47, said Col. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Highway Patrol.
Serrano-Vitorino was described as an undocumented immigrant wearing a red and black flannel jacket, a blue hooded sweatshirt and possibly blue jeans.
Investigators haven’t released the names of the dead in Kansas City. But they were all in their early 30s, and at least one lived in the house where he was slain, The Kansas City Star reported.