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Good Samaritan Dies After Being Knocked Unconcious by Driver He Was Trying to Help

June 06, 2011

A good Samaritan assaulted while

trying to help a man with apparent car troubles died over the weekend. Wenatchee Police officials say Juan

Guadelupe Garcia died Saturday night after suffering a serious head injury after getting punched by 50 year old

Juan Gonzalez. Garcia approached Gonzalez’s car after it appeared the vehicle was disabled in a Wenatchee

intersection last week. Gonzalez then allegedly assaulted a police officer who tried to apprehend him.

Investigators say they still don’t have a motive for the attack.
Wenatchee Police Sergeant John Kruse said this

is a tragic set of circumstances, especially taking into account the man suffered fatal injuries in the act of

being a Good Samaritan…but that being said, we shouldn’t fear simple acts of kindness towards each other.
Kruse

said prosecutors are likely to amend charges pending against Gonzalez in light of Garcia’s death.

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