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Police Say April 11 Murder Might Have Followed Attempted Robbery

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Manuel Amaro-Rojas (credit: Denver Police)

Manuel Amaro-Rojas (credit: Denver Police)

DENVER (CBS4) – Police are asking for help from the public in trying to figure out who shot and killed a custodian earlier this month.

Authorities say Manuel Amaro-Rojas, 24, died on Aug. 11 while he was in his car and driving away from work in downtown Denver. The shooting happened at about 2:20 a.m. near the intersection of West 8th Avenue and Decatur Street.

In their public request for tips that might lead to an arrest in the case on Tuesday, police said Amaro-Rojas might have been the victim of an attempted robbery a few blocks from where the shooting happened — at West 8th Avenue at and Zuni Street. The shooting happened only a few minutes after Amaro-Rojas left his job.

Amaro-Rojas was driving a green, four-door 1998 Hyundai Elantra. He was shot in the chest and arm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). A reward of as much as $2,000 is being offered in the case.

keyframe106 Police Say April 11 Murder Might Have Followed Attempted Robbery

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