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Father of Four Shot While Breaking Up Robbery

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A young father of four is struggling to survive a gunshot wound to the head he suffered while breaking up an attempted robbery.

NBC 4 reports that Jorge Alvarado was working in a Lynwood restaurant on Sunday afternoon when a female cashier came rushing in from the Crystal Produce and Meat Market, located next door. The woman was reportedly fleeing an attempted robbery.

Her brother-in-law, Francisco Rojas, worked in the restaurant with Alvarado, and the two men ran to the market, where they discovered Kyle Henderson, 30, brandishing a gun. Rojas stabbed Henderson in the neck using a knife with which he had been cutting food, but Henderson still managed to fire several shots. One struck Alvarado in the back of the head.

Alvarado was taken to a local hospital, but doctors have said that he isn't expected to survive. Henderson was apprehended shortly after the incident at Arcadia Hospital, where he had been dropped off for his injuries, and is being charged with murder.