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