Missouri Police Arrest Suspect In 5 Killings After Extensive Manhunt

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino allegedly killed four people in Kansas and one in Missouri.

Missouri Police Arrest Suspect In 5 Killings After Extensive Manhunt
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Police have caught the man accused of five murders in Kansas and Missouri after a grueling manhunt.

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino allegedly shot and killed four people at his neighbor's home in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday.

Police launched a large-scale hunt for the suspect, which included dogs, helicopters and a SWAT team.

A truck police suspected Serrano-Vitorino was driving was found Tuesday in Missouri, about 80 miles west of St. Louis. Less than half an hour after the vehicle was found, sheriff's deputies rushed to the scene of another murder victim in a rural Missouri town five miles from the truck. 

Serrano-Vitorino was reportedly caught lying on a hill near an interstate Wednesday morning with a rifle in his possession. 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Serrano-Vitorino, a Mexican national, had been deported from the U.S. in 2004. The agency is unsure when he re-entered the country. 

Newsy's partners at KSHB report ICE may have had a chance to transfer Serrano-Vitorino into their custody when he was fingerprinted last September but sent the request to the wrong local agency. He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

This video includes clips from KSHB