Although two men exchanged gunfire at a gas station Sunday night, a man whose body was found behind the gas station Monday likely was killed in a different volley of gunfire, police said Tuesday.
Police received at least three different “shots fired” calls in the area of 59th Street and Swope Parkway starting at 7 p.m. Sunday and ending about 1:15 a.m. Monday. Investigators think Manuel E. Lars, 32, was killed about midnight during an altercation outside of the gas station, where Lars had been hanging out and smoking cigarettes.
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Lars collapsed behind the gas station in a small wooded area against a residential fence. The resident reported finding his body about 12:35 p.m. Monday. Lars lived in the neighborhood, police said. Detectives did not release any motive or suspect information.