Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, January 13, 1965

Police book poker room shooterGARDENA (LTI) - A 70 year-old man w th a savior com- 1 plex was being held by police p today on charg s he* shot 291 poker players and employes in f three cluls to save a lot sof innocents and good peoples.” cLouis Koullapis' reason for tthe mass shillings early yes- lt;terday was made clear in a poorly spelled letter police r found in his room here \“Tonight I am sacrificing my | life just to see if the clubs will \ le dosed forever I am old and * verv sick man Is nothing lelt \wfor me in this world iKoullapis. a retired machinist i from ('rete. also was reported to have said Sunday that he was t going ‘ to take 20 or 30 people with him when he died.Policemen Louis Purcell and Donald Williams, who disarme 1 Koullapis during a scuffle following the shooting spree over a distance of about one mile, booked him on suspicion of as-• sault with intent to commit murderThe suspect subsequently was, 5 transferred to the prison ward of Los \ngeles County General' t Hospital for Treatment of a frac-t tured collar-bone, received in t the scuffle with the arresting officers.Four of the victims in the shootings were injured serious-ly. One Arthur Archibald. 74. Hurhank. was in critical condition from an abdomen wound.Police said Koullapis would • not discuss his one-man war on the poker parlors — legal gambling clubs, similar to bingo i parlors elsewhere. :n which Californians can play poker — ■ hut speculated he might have been a disgruntled player