Man killed after arguing over sports car at Midtown restaurant, police say

The sun rose Monday morning on the handicapped parking space where a man was killed overnight at Loca Luna on Amsterdam Avenue. According to Atlanta police, the victim was shot after arguing with someone who was leaning on his orange Jaguar coupe.
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The sun rose Monday morning on the handicapped parking space where a man was killed overnight at Loca Luna on Amsterdam Avenue. According to Atlanta police, the victim was shot after arguing with someone who was leaning on his orange Jaguar coupe.

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A man was killed Sunday after he got into an argument with someone leaning on his sports car outside a popular Midtown Atlanta restaurant, authorities said.

The victim made the discovery outside Loca Luna on Amsterdam Avenue around 11:20 p.m., according to Atlanta police Maj. D’Andrea Price.

“It appears that this individual got into a dispute about someone leaning on his vehicle, which is the orange Jaguar that is sitting behind me, and it escalated into a fight, and he was shot,” Price told Channel 2 Action News from the scene.

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Atlanta police said the victim was killed after arguing with someone who was leaning on his orange Jaguar coupe.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police said the victim was killed after arguing with someone who was leaning on his orange Jaguar coupe.
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Atlanta police said the victim was killed after arguing with someone who was leaning on his orange Jaguar coupe.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

The victim, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 23-year-old Andres Munoz of Acworth, was shot once in the chest, Channel 2 reported. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

While the shooter has not been identified, Price said witnesses are still coming forward. Police were also working with the restaurant to obtain surveillance footage.

“Witnesses are starting to call our office that had left the scene, so possibly we will have some witnesses that will come forward to give us some more information,” Price told the news station.

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Loca Luna was closed when Atlanta police responded to a deadly shooting in the parking lot Sunday night.

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Loca Luna was closed when Atlanta police responded to a deadly shooting in the parking lot Sunday night.
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Loca Luna was closed when Atlanta police responded to a deadly shooting in the parking lot Sunday night.

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Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

On a GoFundMe page raising money for funeral expenses, Munoz’s brother called him “the king of this world.”

“All I want is for him to have a great journey with the huge amount of love that his friends and family will forever have for him,” Juan Camilo Munoz said.

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Andres Munoz, 32, was remembered by his brother as "the king of this world."

Credit: GoFundMe

Andres Munoz, 32, was remembered by his brother as "the king of this world."
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Andres Munoz, 32, was remembered by his brother as "the king of this world."

Credit: GoFundMe

Credit: GoFundMe

Anyone with information about Munoz’s death is asked to call 911. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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