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Man charged for homicide outside nightclub

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Kansas City police were called about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to the 1600 block of North Universal Ave., located just off Interstate 435. Kansas City police were called about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to the 1600 block of North Universal Ave., located just off Interstate 435.
Luis Miguel Murillo-Rosales, 26, is facing charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Ludy Cruz. Luis Miguel Murillo-Rosales, 26, is facing charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Ludy Cruz.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday that a man previously wanted as a person of interest in a homicide outside a Kansas City nightclub has now been charged.

Luis Miguel Murillo-Rosales, 26, is facing charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Ludy Cruz.

Sunday Kansas City police were called about 2:30 a.m. to Palmeras Night Club inside the Smuggler's Inn, located at 1650 N. Universal Ave. just off Interstate 435.

When officers arrived, they found Cruz, 41, of Kansas City, dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot. Cruz was a father of three.

A bar employee told KCTV5 News that he believes Cruz was targeted because no other people around him were injured.

Cruz had been inside the bar at the time and walked outside to the parking lot where he was confronted by the suspect, the employee said.

Court documents state that following an argument at the Smuggler's Inn, Rosales approached Cruz and fired one shot which struck the Cruz in the head.

Surveillance video was turned over to police, according to the employee.

A subsequent search of Rosales' home uncovered a Highpoint 9mm handgun which was matched using ballistics to the shell casing found at the scene.

The nightclub has been open since 1964 without incident.

Prosecutors have requested that Rosales not be given a bond in this case.

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