Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Police: Kansas bar gunman caused disturbanc­e before shooting


KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of two suspects in the fatal shooting of four people in a Kansas bar caused a disturbanc­e two hours earlier that brought officers to the scene, but they couldn’t find him in the area, the interim police chief said Monday.

Michael York said Kansas City, Kansas, police were still searching for one suspect, Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, in connection with the shootings at the Tequila KC bar early Sunday that also wounded another five people. Officers arrested the second man, Javier Alatorre, 23, late Sunday afternoon.

The Kansas City Star reported that Alatorre was recently released from jail in Missouri, where he faced pending charges for tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and resisting or interferin­g with arrest. A judge reduced his bail and released him on his own recognizan­ce.

Police said both men have been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, and bail has been set at $1 million for each.

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