Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 2nd Tequila KC shooting suspect, captured according to sources

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The man police say is responsible in part for the mass shooting at Tequila KC on October 6 has been captured, sources told FOX4 on Thursday.

Hugo Villanueva-Morales was arrested in Michoacán, Mexico on Wednesday, Dec. 11, according to the KCK Police Department.

Villanueva-Morales is one of two men charged in the bar shooting, which killed four people and injured five more. The other suspect, Javier Alatorre, was arrested right after the shooting near 26th and Quincy in Kansas City, Missouri.

Investigations revealed that an earlier dispute occurred inside the bar, which later led to the shooting. Surveillance video shows Villanueva-Morales and Alatorre attempted to locate someone inside Tequila KC after they returned to the bar, according to court documents.

Investigators say video also shows both men firing at people inside Tequila KC. The armed suspects then fled the scene, according to police.

Police have been actively searching for Villanueva-Morales since the October shooting. Large-scale raids on two KCK homes turned up empty on Oct. 8.

Federal court records say the FBI helped file emergency requests to gain access to Villanueva-Morales’ Facebook page and cell phone records. Just hours after the shooting they tracked his cell phone to the area of a Greyhound bus station in Dallas, Texas.

Investigators notified Dallas police, who missed the bus by 15 minutes, according to court documents.

FOX4 sources say a tip led the FBI to Michoacán, Mexico, where officers arrested Villanueva-Morales on Wednesday.

Hugo Villanueva-Morales

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