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Henry Ybarra Acuna, 56

Henry Ybarra Acuna, 56-year-old Latino man, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, after being shot by police years earlier in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

According to a coroner’s report, on March 13, 2015, Acuna was taken to a hospital from Inland Valley Rehabilitation Center, where he was recovering from a gunshot wound to the head almost 20 years before.

During his treatment, Acuna had complications from his injuries, including a stroke in 2014. On March 18, 2015, at 5:10 p.m., Acuna was pronounced dead. 

Betta Acuna, his sister, told the coroner that on August, 17, 1999, her brother was involved in a domestic dispute with girlfriend. When Pomona officers arrived, Acuna was refusing to let his girlfriend go, according to a subsequent investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

Officers watched the Acuna put a knife against his girlfriend’s throat, the report said. At that point, an officer fired one shot, hitting Acuna. During the investigation, the girlfriend told police that Acuna had stabbed her in the stomach two weeks before the shooting. 

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