Good Samaritan shot trying to stop Lynwood robbery has died
A Good Samaritan who was shot by a parolee while trying to foil a Lynwood robbery has died of his wounds, authorities said Wednesday night.
Jorge Alvarado, 43, and a co-worker confronted the robber as he was fleeing a market where the crime occurred. The robber opened fire and shot Alvarado in the torso, authorities said.
Alvarado died Tuesday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. He was a Lynwood resident.
The incident began Sunday, authorities said, when a man stormed into the store in the 11800 block of Atlantic Avenue, pulled out a gun and robbed the cashier.
She fled to a neighboring business, where she told workers she had been robbed. Two of the workers confronted the robber as he was leaving the market, sheriff's officials said.
Alvarado's co-worker was armed with a knife and stabbed the robber in the neck, deputies said. The robber shot at both workers and fled in a van.
All three were arrested on suspicion of murder and were being held without bail.
Henderson served time in state prison for second-degree robbery and was released on parole in December 2009, according to a source familiar with the case. Fair did time in prison for second-degree murder and was released on parole in March.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: The Lynwood market where the shooting took place.
Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5