NBC Article – Sonoma County Deputies Shoot & Kill Boy Carrying Replica Assault Rifle
“Two sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle — who they say wouldn’t drop it — prompting outrage and grief in the typically quiet Northern California city of Santa Rosa.
The Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw the boy, identified as Andy Lopez, walking in a blue hoodie with what appeared to be a rifle at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday, Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis O’Leary said in a statement. The replica gun resembled an AK-47 with a black magazine cartridge and brown butt, according to a photograph the sheriff released. It did not have the traditionally orange tip of a replica firearm. There is a photo of the fake gun and a real AK47 posted below.”
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