Manhunt for second Tequila KC shooting suspect ends with arrest in Mexico

Marc LaVoie
December 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Mugshot of Hugo Villanueva-Morales, suspect in four murders in Kansas City, Kansas

MICHOACÁN STATE, Mexico -- Mexican authorities say they have captured Hugo Villanueva-Morales, the second man wanted in connection with a mass shooting at a nightclub in Kansas City, Kansas.

Villanueva-Morales, 29, is believed to be one of two shooters at Tequila KC, where four people died and five others were hurt in the early morning hours of Oct. 6. He was taken into custody without a fight on Wednesday, said Michoacán State Police in Mexico. Michoacán is a state that stretches from just outside Mexico City to the country's west coast.

The other suspect, 23-year-old Javier Alatorre, was arrested in Kansas City, Missouri shortly after the shooting took place. Both men face four counts of first-degree murder. 

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