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Deputies Shoot, Kill Boy Carrying Replica Assault Rifle

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Friends and neighbors of a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Northern California sheriff's deputy while carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle have marched to remember the teen and protest the shooting.
   
Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday night in Santa Rosa in support of Andy Lopez, who was fatally shot in the city a day earlier.
   
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that marchers chanted, "We need justice," and questioned how the deputy mistook a pellet gun for an assault rifle.
   
Authorities say one of two deputies who confronted Lopez repeatedly ordered him to drop the weapon and opened fire when Lopez turned toward them with it.
   
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California sheriff's officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon.
   
Two Sonoma County deputies saw the boy walking with the replica weapon around 3 p.m. Tuesday in Santa Rosa. Lt. Dennis O'Leary says they repeatedly ordered him to drop what appeared to be a rifle before firing several rounds.
   
The boy fell to the ground. Deputies handcuffed him and began administering first aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. O'Leary says deputies also found a plastic handgun in his waistband.
   
The boy's father, Rodrigo Lopez, told the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa (http://bit.ly/1h8bWbt) the victim was his 13-year-old son, Andy.
   
The deputies have not been identified.

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