Police officer who was 'violently attacked' dies

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Deputy Lawrence 'Larry' Falce (pictured) 'succumbed to injuries' following a roadside altercation

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Deputy Lawrence 'Larry' Falce (pictured) 'succumbed to injuries' following a roadside altercation

A southern California police officer who was 'violently attacked' following a minor traffic collision on New Year's Eve has died.    

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Tuesday that Deputy Lawrence 'Larry' Falce 'succumbed to injuries' following a roadside altercation with a motorist on Sunday morning. 

Falce was off-duty when he was allegedly assaulted by the driver at around 10.30am after their cars collided on Kendall Drive and University Parkway, according to KTLA.    

Authorities said that they have arrested a suspect in the incident but are withholding his identity citing an ongoing investigation. Investigators said they are still trying to determine a motive for the attack.

The Sheriff's Department said that Falce never regained consciousness after being taken to the hospital and was taken off of life support at 8pm Tuesday night. 

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the incident but have not released a name citing an ongoing investigation (Pictured: Friends and colleagues stand outside hospital to honor Falce) 

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the incident but have not released a name citing an ongoing investigation (Pictured: Friends and

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