Suspect held over 5 murders in Kansas and Missouri

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Missouri Police Arrest Suspect in 5 Killings After Extensive Manhunt

(Reuters) - A man suspected of killing four people in Kansas and a fifth person in neighboring Missouri was arrested early on Wednesday after a day-long manhunt, Missouri State Police said.

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino - who police had described as dangerous and possibly armed with an AK-47 - was detained in eastern Missouri near Interstate 70, a major east-west highway, authorities said.

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The 40-year-old was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shootings of four men at a home in Kansas City, Wyandotte County officials said.

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Suspect held over 5 murders in Kansas and Missouri
This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Kan. Police Department on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 shows Pablo Serrano. Serrano is suspected of fatally shooting four people at his neighbor's home in Kansas before killing another man about 170 miles away in a rural Missouri house not far from where his truck was found abandoned. (Kansas City, Kan. Police Department via AP)
Following a quadruple homicide, elatives hose off the blood from their porch and steps as investigators searched for the shooting suspect on March 8, 2016 in Kansas City, Kan. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
At 8:15am on Tuesday morning, following a quadruple homicide, relatives of the four shooting victims embrace in the street in front of the home where the victims were shot on March 8, 2016 in Kansas City, Kan. Investigators are searching in mid-Missouri for the shooter, who is suspected to the be the next-door neighbor. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
The suspect in the quadruple homicide that took place at 3036 S. 36th Street in Kansas City, Kan., ,upper right, lived next door to the crime scene, in this home at 3040 S. 36th Street, left. EDS: The street sign is configured incorrectly, the homes are on 36th Street, not Oliver Street.) (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
At 7:25am on Tuesday morning, March 8, 2016, following a quadruple homicide at 3036 S. 36th Street in Kansas City, Kan., relatives use a broom and watering can to wash the blood off their porch while investigators searched for the shooter in mid-Missouri. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)

Serrano-Vitorino, a Mexican national according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is then suspected of fatally shooting a man in eastern Missouri about 170 miles away, according to police.

The suspect's vehicle was found abandoned near the Missouri crime scene, officials said.

The Kansas City Star reported the Kansas victims were shot in a house next door to where Serrano-Vitorino lived and two of them were brothers. Their bodies were found late on Monday.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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