MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo., March 8 (UPI) -- The manhunt for a man suspected of fatally shooting five people in Kansas City, Kan., and Missouri ended early Wednesday with his capture, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.
Up to 100 law enforcement personnel in Kansas and Missouri sought Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, who lived next door to the house where four men were shot Tuesday. Three died at the scene, one died later at a hospital, Kansas City, police said. The motive is not known and the names of the victims were not released.
Serrano-Vitorino, a Mexican national who authorities said was in the United States illegally, is also a suspect in the slaying of a fifth man, Randy Nordman, 49, whose body was found hours later near Serrano-Vitorino's abandoned truck on Interstate 70 in Montgomery County, Mo., about 170 miles east of the original crime scene, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Paul Reinsch said.
The suspect was found in a ditch near the junction of I-70 and Missouri's Highway 19. Although a rifle was discovered at the scene, he did not resist arrest. A local citizen told police he had been approached by a man with a gun; that tip led police to Serrano-Vitorino.
During the manhunt, schools in Montgomery County were placed in lockdown and students were released to parents or guardians at the end of the school day Tuesday.