Shooting suspect dies in Tulsa hospital

Thursday, March 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) _ A man suspected of shooting another man, then himself following a dispute over a girlfriend died Wednesday in a Tulsa hospital.

Larry Moore died when he was removed from the life-support system that had been keeping him alive since he arrived at the hospital around 9 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Police allege Moore shot Knippers in Knippers' front yard off Oklahoma 28 near the Pensacola Dam. Knippers underwent multiple surgeries to remove bullets from his face and body, officials said.

A bullet pierced the back of his neck, another lodged in the back of his left eye, another went through his chin and out his neck and another bullet went through Knippers' upper left arm.

After Moore shot Knippers, Moore went into Langley, drove his car through a cafe and then shot himself in the head, police said. Both men worked at the cafe.

Moore was initially reported to be a convicted felon, but police said he is not.

Moore had been upset with Knippers over his girlfriend, who Moore believed was seeing Knippers, police said.

Drugs, paraphernalia and a shotgun were seized from Knippers' home.