An autopsy was completed on Mr. Moore in Kansas City on November 3, 2013. Results of the autopsy revealed that Mr. Moore died as a result of several gunshot wounds to his body.
It has been determined that the suspect in the shooting, Jeffery Bruner, was currently separated from his wife. Mr. Bruner confronted his estranged wife, as well as Mr. Moore in the parking lot of the movie theatre. Mr. Bruner then shot Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore fell to the ground and witnesses stated that Mr. Bruner fired more rounds after Mr. Moore was on the ground. Mr. Bruner then went to his vehicle where he placed his firearm. Witnesses in the area helped detain Mr. Bruner until law enforcement arrived and was able to take him into custody without incident.
Mr. Bruner is still in custody and he has been transferred to the Jasper County Jail.
On November 1, 2013 at approximately 9:50PM, officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to the Northstar 14 Movie Theatres for reports of shots fired. An officer with the Duquesne Police Department arrived on scene at approximately 9:51PM and the suspect was taken into custody at 9:52PM.
The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. It is believed at this time that this was not a random act. As of this time, we have not been made aware of any other injuries that were a result of the shooting.
The suspect has been identified as Jeffery L. Bruner a 39 year old male of Joplin. He is currently in custody in the Joplin City Jail for murder. Paperwork will be forwarded to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office for review of formal charges.
The Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol all responded to the theatre and assisted with the initial call.