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UPDATE: Assaulted Good Samaritan Dies In Wenatchee

UPDATE: Saturday 12:45PM

WENATCHEE, Wash. - An East Wenatchee man who stopped to help a driver has died from injuries suffered during an assault. The Wenatchee World reports that 53-year-old Jose Guadalupe Garcia stopped to help a driver of a stalled van on Thursday.

Police say that when Garcia approached the van, the driver reached out as if to shake his hand, but instead punched him. Garcia's body hit the pavement and his skull cracked from the impact. He died Friday.

A police officer responded to the scene and the van's driver assaulted him as well, but the officer was able to subdue the man with a Taser. The 50-year-old driver was arrested and is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault.
 
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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who went to help with a disabled vehicle was assaulted by the driver Thursday night in Wenatchee.

The good Samaritan, 53-year-old Jose Guadalupe Garcia of East Wenatchee, was punched in the face. He fell to the ground, hit his head and has not regained consciousness.

Police say the driver also assaulted an officer who arrived at the scene and tried to rip the radio off his uniform and take his gun from the holster. The officer used a Taser to subdue the man
and arrested him with the help of other officers.

The motive for the assaults is unknown. Police booked 49-year-old Juan Gonzalez of Wenatchee into the Chelan County jail for investigation of assault, resisting arrest and attempting to disarm an officer.
      

      
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
   

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