KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) — A Missouri judge has ordered the extradition of a suspect in a Kansas City, Kansas, bar shooting that left four people dead and five wounded, while the search continues for a second suspect.
Court records show that the judge issued the order Tuesday after 23-year-old Javier Alatorre waived his right to fight being returned to Kansas. He has been at the Jackson County Detention Center, but as of Wednesday evening, he was transferred to the Wyandotte County Detention Center.
Alatorre and 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales are charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Police say surveillance video shows Villanueva-Morales arguing with someone and being forced to leave Tequila KC in Kansas City, Kansas, late Saturday. Police say gunfire erupted when he returned about two hours later with Alatorre, who was arrested later Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police provided no updates Wednesday morning on the search for Villanueva-Morales but have warned that he should be considered "dangerous."
On Tuesday, police believed he was still in Kansas City, Kansas. They surrounded two different homes near 14th Street and Riverview, about 10 blocks away from the bar he’s suspected of shooting. Police did not find Villanueva-Morales.
The owner of Tequila KC says he doesn’t know when or if the bar will reopen. If he does open the bar again, he says it won't stay open without security.