KCPD locates suspect in deadly hit-and-run that killed KCPS secretary

Posted at 10:38 AM, Jan 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 10:12:24-05

UPDATE, Jan. 11 | KCPD said King has been found.

ORIGINAL STORY, Jan. 7 | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has released the image of a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run from September in an attempt to locate them.

The event killed a secretary at Kansas City Public Schools, Valeria Villa-Alvarado. Alvarado's two children were also injured in the crash.

Police have since charged Arnold L. King for the incident, but have not been able to locate him.

"He is wanted for vehicular manslaughter, tampering w/a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a fatal crash," according to police.

KCPD also said he may have taken steps to alter his appearance since the accident, like cutting his hair.

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