Forest Park police looking for person of interest in murder case

FOREST PARK β€” Police are looking for a man they say is a person of interest in the Aug. 2 shooting death of a man apparently ambushed by prostitutes trying to get into his motel room to rob him.

Maj. Chris Matson said detectives are looking for Larry Eugene Lupoe because he might have information related to the shooting death of Tavares Moses. Moses, 31, was shot Aug. 2 inside a room at Home Lodge on Old Dixie Road. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta where he remained on life support until Aug. 6, when he died.

Although witnesses told police that at least six people entered the room Aug. 2 at about 3 a.m., only Quandala Nicole Kilgore has been arrested and charged with murder. Kilgore, 21, is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail.

Matson said detectives believe Lupoe has information pertaining to the shooting.

β€œHe is not considered a suspect at this time, but it is believed that he may have knowledge of the crime that may be helpful,” he said.

Matson said Lupoe, 26, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 187 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Old Dixie Highway.

In a warrant issued to Forest Park police Detective Jessica Raley, Kilgore is accused of texting Moses a proposition for her and two women to have sex with him and two other men for $100. Raley said Kilgore and the women went to the lodge Aug. 2 about 3 a.m.

Witness Deandre Miller reportedly told police that he opened the door to find the three women and three unknown masked men. Miller allegedly told police the men demanded money and went through his pockets and the pockets of the other occupants of the room β€” Moses, Jumario Booker and Carlos Wilson.

The warrant alleges that one of the masked men began firing his weapon, at least four times, and hit Moses twice in the chest. Although Kilgore is not accused of pulling the trigger, Georgia law allows all suspects involved in a crime where a person is killed to be charged with murder.

The six alleged intruders fled the area in a vehicle, according to the warrant.

Miller, Booker and Wilson reportedly identified Kilgore and another female, who has not been charged, as two of the three women inside the room the morning of the shooting.

According to her Facebook page, Kilgore is a hairdresser with two young children.