MODESTO, Calif. (CBS13) – A Modesto man is accused of assaulting and critically injuring a 70-year-old male security guard who police say tried to intervene in a fight in a parking garage. The security guard, who was identified as Karl Whitehead, later died as a result of his injuries.
Don Lacey, 33, was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges that include assault with great bodily injury.READ MORE: Hamilton Fans Evacuated After Fire Alarm Goes Off In Sacramento Convention Center
Police say the assault happened late Friday night in the parking garage at 915 11th Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found the security guard unconscious with head injuries. He was taken to a hospital and initially was listed in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries Sunday afternoon.READ MORE: Missing Marysville Teen Carmen Miller May Be Victim Of Sex Trafficking, Police Say
After an investigation, police said the security guard intervened in an argument between Lacey and a female parking attendant. Lacey then struck the security guard, police said.
Police say a witness followed Lacey from the parking garage until police arrived and took him into custody.MORE NEWS: Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk
If you have any information about this incident, you’re asked to call the Modesto Police Department.