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74-year-old grandfather dies after random attack in Arizona

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PHOENIX (KPNX) — Phoenix police arrested a man in connection to the death of a 74-year-old grandfather last month, police said. 

On Feb. 16 around 11 a.m., police were called to an assault near 17th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Police found 74-year-old Juanito Falcon with head injuries. 

Falcon was walking in the area when he was attacked by man for "no apparent reason," police said. 

Falcon was taken to the hospital, where he died two days later.

Falcon's family started a GoFundMe for him. 

He is described by family as "chatty and friendly." 

"He would approach anyone with a smile and was not afraid to make friends. He lived a simple life, but was never without a story or advice to share," his family said. 

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