Suspect in 5 killings evaded deportation due to error
Hundreds of officers searched for Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino
(CNN) - An interstate manhunt ended early Wednesday near New Florence, Missouri, when police arrested a suspect wanted in five killings.
Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 36, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder after a shooting early Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas. Police also sought Serrano-Vitorino in the death of a fifth man in a separate shooting across the state border in Missouri.
The repercussions of the killing spree will likely extend beyond the local community and the lives lost because of the suspect is an undocumented immigrant.
U.S. immigration officials confirmed that they were aware of Serrano-Vitorino’s presence in the country after he had already been deported once, but that a paperwork error prevented his detention.