Family raising money for Good Samaritan's funeral

SAN ANTONIO -- The family of Isidro Zarate, the Good Samartian who was killed in a shooting at Walmart on Black Friday, is raising money to cover funeral expenses.

As KENS 5 reported, police said he was shot and killed while helping a woman believed to be the victim of domestic abuse.

Zarate's widow, Lisa Benavides, told KENS 5 Sunday that her family created a GoFundMe page because he did not have life insurance.

"Covering the funeral expenses is an extra worry on our shoulders, on top of the grief we are experiencing. I'm asking for prayers and donations in hopes to help my family grieve without the worry of expenses and how my uncle will be buried," Zarate's niece posted on the GoFundMe page.

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The page has raised about $15,000 Sunday afternoon.

The man charged in connection with this case remains jailed with bonds totaling $600,000.

Jail records show 21-year-old Teles Mandan Juarez is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

Police said Juarez was arrested without incident in west San Antonio near Castroville and Cupples roads after a police helicopter pursuit.

There were two other women injured in the attack. Police say one woman was wounded by a stray bullet and another young woman was injured by shrapnel from flying glass.

There’s no word on the condition of those two.

(© 2016 KENS)


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