Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, a Mexican national suspected of killing five people in both Kansas and Missouri, has been found and arrested.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Serrano-Vitorino, 40, was the center of a manhunt after he was suspected of killing four men at his neighbor Michael Capps’ house in Kansas including Capps himself. He then went on to kill a fifth man 170 miles away in Missouri.
Police were alerted after the killings on March 7 and 8 after one of the men who was shot managed to call the police before he died. Later the next day, a member of the public reported fleeing from an armed man who had approached him. The police stepped up the manhunt with helicopters and a SWAT team only to find Serrano-Vitorino lying on a hill near Interstate 70 who then subsequently gave himself up without a struggle. According to USA Today, Sgt. James Hedrick of the Missouri Highway Patrol said the suspect “looked exhausted”.
He looked exhausted
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in a statement that Serrano-Vitorino was living in the U.S. illegally after being deported back to Mexico and re-entering the U.S. sometime in 2004. He had been living in Kansas City.
The three men killed on March 7 along with Michael Capps are thought to be Austin Harter, 29, and Clint Harter, 27 who were brothers, as well as 36-year-old Jeremy Waters, of Miami County, Kansas. The fifth man has been named as 49-year-old Randy Nordman who was killed at his home near to where Serrano-Vitorino was found and arrested.
The Mexican is currently being held at a Montgomery County, Missouri jail while police piece together the terrible events. It is still yet unknown what Serrano-Vitorino’s motive was for the killings or whether there is any connection between the four victims shot in Kansas and the victim in Missouri.