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Boy with toy gun shot and killed by
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SANTA ROSA Calif. - Northern California sheriff' s deputies have shot and killed a
boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault
rifle, sheriff' s officials and family members said.
Two Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw
the boy walking with what appeared to be a
weapon Tuesday afternoon in
Santa Rosa, sheriff' s Lt. Dennis [Weary said.
The replica gun resembled an with a
black magazine cartridge and brown butt,
according to a photograph released by the
sheriff' s office. Deputies would only learn after
the shooting that it was a replica, according to
Chremy it was not clear whether it could fire
projectile; such as pellets er BBS.
Rodrigo Lopez identified the boy as his son,
Andy, to a newspaper and said the young
teen was carrying a toy gun that belonged to a