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Cesar Antonio Limon Juarez, 27

Cesar A. Limon Juarez, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a police officer on Friday, July 3 in the 4100 block of Sentous Avenue in West Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

West Covina police officers responded to a call about 8 p.m. regarding a person suffering from stab wounds, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

When they arrived, the stabbing victim said he lived with his brother, later identified as Juarez, at the apartment. The man said Juarez had tried to leave the apartment with a knife, and when he tried to stop him, his brother stabbed him, according to the news release. Juarez then left the apartment walking with the knife in hand.

A West Covina police officer spotted Juarez on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Nogales Street, according to the news release. When the officer tried to talk to him, Juarez allegedly came at him with the knife. 

The officer used his Taser on Juarez, who fell to the ground, according to the release. However, Juarez got back up and came after the officer again with his knife, prompting the officer to shoot him, the release said.

Juarez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:17 p.m., according to coroner's records. His brother was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and is expected to survive, according to the news release. 

Investigators found a large kitchen-style knife next to Juarez's body. 

The Sheriff's Department homicide bureau is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to be anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

-- Jeanette Marantos

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