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Friends remember man killed while working at Phoenix Chevron

Friends describe 30-year-old Shane Knoll as hardworking, enjoyable to be round, and somebody who might all the time be counted on.

PHOENIX — The household of a Phoenix comfort retailer clerk is in mourning after 30-year-old Shane Knoll was shot and killed while at work Wednesday night.

Ray Yslava, cannot shake the photographs of Wednesday’s lethal taking pictures that happened at a Phoenix Chevron close to nineteenth Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

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“It’s hard to accept. It’s tragic what I seen,” he mentioned. “Every time I close my eyes and think about it, I was seeing that guy and think of Shane. Like what was he going through knowing he was struggling with that guy in there?”

Phoenix police mentioned Knoll was inside working when he requested 40-year-old Jaime Flores, to depart. They mentioned he refused, and the 2 started combating. Knoll pulled out a gun, however Flores was capable of take the weapon away. Authorities mentioned Flores shot and killed Knoll, walked outdoors, and killed himself.

“Why?” requested Yslava. “That’s what I’m thinking about. Why would he do that?”

Yslava works at Greg Clark Automotive Specialists, situated proper subsequent to Chevron. He mentioned Shane and him grew to become buddies and that he all the time loved speaking with him.

“Shane was a good guy,” he remembers. “Every time he came by here on his skateboard, he’d say ‘hi’ and wave at us.”

Yslava described Shane as hardworking, enjoyable to be round, and somebody who might all the time be counted on.

“Recently, I had two guys; they wanted to jump me out here in the parking lot,” Yslava mentioned. “This was about four months ago; he came out to my rescue and helped me out because I was the only one out here at the time.”

Shane’s mom spoke with 12News over the cellphone, saying Shane was beloved. That he loved skateboarding, automobiles, and bicycles and that the information was horrific to listen to. 

The space, Yslava additionally says, is plagued with folks inflicting issues.

“They’ll come here, and there are no facilities, so they come out here, and they go to our restrooms and do what they do back in our parking lot and their parking lot,” he mentioned. “It’s gotten really bad ever since the light rail came in.”

He simply by no means anticipated these issues to escalate into this.

“I don’t want to remember him dying in there,” mentioned Yslava. “I couldn’t sleep last night.”

And as he tries to erase Wednesday’s chaos, he mentioned he’ll all the time remember Shane and the laughs they shared.

“His smile, always wearing his beanie hat,” he chuckled. “That was Shane, a good guy.”

A GoFundMe has been set as much as assist Shane’s household with funeral prices. You can click on here if you would like to donate.

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