There was a march for justice in Sacramento after a Santa Rosa teen was killed by a sheriff’s deputy, who thought the 13-year-old’s toy gun was real.
A 13-year-old boy was fatally wounded by a California sheriff’s deputy before a second officer was able to get out of a patrol vehicle and take cover, investigators said, bolstering accounts of just how quickly the shooting occurred.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California.
The shots killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez on Tuesday afternoon in a blue-collar neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Police say Lopez was carrying a pellet gun that looked like an AK-47 assault rifle.
Police in California say a 13-year-old boy who was killed by sheriff’s deputies raised a pellet gun that looked like a high-powered rifle before sheriff’s deputies opened fire.