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  • Death date
  • Oct. 10, 2010
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  • Lynwood
  • Long Beach Boulevard and Josephine Street

Johnathan Cuevas, 20

Johnathan Cuevas, a 20-year-old Latino, was killed by a sheriff's deputy Sunday, Oct. 10, near Long Beach Boulevard and Josephine Street in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. when a lone deputy approached three men. One of the men, later identified by the coroner's office as Johnathan Cuevas, allegedly reached into his waistband as he started to run. Seeing this, the deputy fired several times, striking Cuevas, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Luis Castro.

Cuevas was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A handgun was recovered at the scene, Castro said.

-- Carla Rivera

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