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Elderly Skiatook Shooting Victim Dies, Police Seek Persons Of Interest

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Kenneth Cooper was shot in a home invasion last week. Kenneth Cooper was shot in a home invasion last week.
Police believe he may have known the intruder who shot him in the chest. Police believe he may have known the intruder who shot him in the chest.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

An 83-year-old Skiatook man who was shot by an intruder early Wednesday has lost his fight for life.

Detective Shane Thompson with the Skiatook Police Department confirms Kenneth Cooper died Saturday night.

"We have two actual people of interest right now that we have guys out looking for," Thompson said. "If we don't find them tonight, we will probably be releasing some photos of them tomorrow."

Cooper was the victim of an apparent robbery and may have known the intruder, police said after the shooting August 14, 2013. Cooper's grandson, Brandon James, told News On 6 his grandfather was badly beaten before being shot.

James said Cooper kept large amounts of cash on hand and had been robbed and beaten about a month before the final incident. James also said the intruder got away with $10,000 cash the night of the shooting.

8/14/2013 Related Story: Skiatook Man Recovering After Break-In, Shooting

Neighbors told News On 6 Cooper had a lot of young friends who came and went from his home frequently.

Kenneth Cooper called 911 and told a dispatcher he'd been shot in the chest. He was rushed to surgery and appeared to be recovering.

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