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Good Samaritan Dies After Being Shot By Parolee During Meat Market Robbery

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LYNWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a Good Samaritan shot by a parolee while trying to thwart a meat market robbery in Lynwood has died.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 43-year-old Jorge Alvarado died Tuesday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood.

Alvarado and a co-worker stormed into the market Sunday after a cashier ran into their business and told them she had been robbed at gunpoint.

Sheriff’s Lt. Mary Leef says the two good Samaritans confronted the robber as he was fleeing the market.

Deputies say the co-worker was armed with a knife and stabbed the robber in the neck. The robber then opened fire and shot Alvarado in the torso.

Authorities say three suspects were arrested.

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