KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a bar shooting in Kansas that left four dead and five others wounded:
The Kansas City, Kansas, police chief says officers responded to reports of a disturbance at a bar two hours before a shooting left four people dead and five wounded.
Interim police Chief Michael York said Monday that officers could not find the man suspected of causing the disturbance and had no information that he planned return to the Tequila KC bar.
Police said Javier Alatorre, 23, and Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, were each charged with four counts of first-degree murder. Alatorre was arrested Sunday but Villanueva-Morales was still at large Monday afternoon.
Police said surveillance video shows Villanueva-Morales entering the bar, where he got into an argument and was told to leave late Saturday.
Authorities said both men returned early Sunday and opened fire.
Police say two suspects in a Kansas City, Kansas, bar shooting that left four people dead and five wounded had each faced criminal charges in Missouri.
Police 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. Both men have been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Villanueva-Morales had a pending third-degree assault charge in Missouri. Court documents say he fought with a sheriff’s deputy in August after another man was ordered to leave a club in Kansas City, Missouri.
Alatorre, meanwhile, faced several charges stemming from a police chase. An order of protection also was issued against him in 2017.
Alatorre’s mother, Teresa Minerva Alatorre, declined to comment when reached by phone.
Police have identified two suspects in a Kansas bar shooting that left four people dead and five others wounded.
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.
Both men have been charged with four counts of first-degree murder. Authorities had said the two men had apparently gotten into some sort of disagreement with people inside Tequila KC Bar, left, then returned with handguns early Sunday. Around 40 people were inside the small bar when gunfire erupted around 1:30 a.m.
Police say four men were killed. Their names weren’t immediately released.
It’s unclear whether Alatorre has a lawyer to comment on his behalf. Police say Villanueva-Morales is considered “armed and dangerous.”