Photo courtesy of El Paso PD.

Photo courtesy of El Paso PD.

An El Paso (Texas) Police officer who caught three teenagers vandalizing his car died Friday from injuries sustained when one of the teens brutally assaulted him.

Officer Jonathan Molina, 29, had spent 10 days at University Medical Center in critical condition following the Sept. 25 attack in Central El Paso, the agency announced.

Officer Molina had confronted the teens and identified himself as an officer. That's when Juan Gonzalez, 17, slammed him headfirst into the concrete knocking him unconscious. Gonzalez continued to beat Molina, until witnesses came to help.

Gonzalez was charged with capital murder and remains in custody with bail set at $5 million.

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