Johnathan Cuevas

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.

A surveillance video shows that Jonathan Cuevas posed no threat during the 2010 incident.

Video shows a squad car pulling up next to three men walking along the street. A deputy flashes a light at them.

As he exited the car Cuevas, 20, started running and the deputy shot at him.

“He fires six shots running towards Jonathan, and the seventh shot he stands over Jonathan and shoots him right through the torso, as a coup de grace kill shot,”

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

Johnathan Cuevas, a 20-year-old Latino, was killed by a sheriff’s deputy Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

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