Seattle man killed tending street garden

SEATTLE — A 60-year-old man who was attacked while tending to a garden in a south Seattle traffic circle has died.

Police are looking for the man who hit James Paroline on Wednesday, knocking him to the street where he cracked his skull. He died Thursday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Police say there was a dispute over his blocking a car while he watered the garden in the middle of the intersection of 61st Avenue S. and S. Cooper Street.

Neighbors say he had put out traffic cones to protect his hose. Three women in a car told him to move the cones. When he refused, one tried to move them and Paroline sprayed her with water.

Witnesses say a man got out of another car and punched Paroline, knocking him down.

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