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Video: No Charges for Deputy in Shooting of Teen with Fake Gun

July 8, 2014
No criminal charges will be filed against a Sonoma County, Calif., sheriff's deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez last year as the boy walked down the street carrying an airsoft BB gun that resembled an AK-47 rifle. Area residents protested the decision.

Family Files Suit Over Calif. Airsoft Shooting

November 4, 2013
The claim is a precursor to a civil rights lawsuit that an attorney for the family of Andy Lopez Cruz said would be filed Monday at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

Airsoft Tragedy in Sonoma County

November 4, 2013

What might have happened if the subject had been a gang member, the AK had been real, and the deputy hadn’t taken action?

Attorney: Calif. Dep. Absolutely Believed AK-47 was Real

October 31, 2013
The Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a toy rifle "feels for the loss of life" but responded properly to a threat, his attorney said Wednesday.

FBI Investigating Calif. Airsoft Shooting

October 28, 2013
The FBI is launching its own investigation into the shooting last week of Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who mistook the airsoft AK-47 replica Lopez was holding for an assault rifle.

Calif. Deputy Who Shot Airsoft-Carrying Teen Identified

October 28, 2013
Sheriff's officials had previously declined to release the deputy's name, citing threats to his safety. Assistant Sheriff Lorenzo DueƱas said the office was still dealing with those threats and would, if necessary, take measures to protect Gelhaus.

Calif. Deputy Kills Boy who Brandished Airsoft AK-47

October 24, 2013
Sonoma County, Calif., sheriff's deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying an Airsoft replica of an AK-47 Tuesday afternoon during an encounter in a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood.

Robbery Suspect Who Led Calif. Deputies On Pursuit Had Long Criminal Record

June 4, 2010
The state parolee and robbery suspect who led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended in a shootout with Sonoma County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputies had an extensive criminal record that included battery on a police officer, residential robbery, assault with a deadly weapon.
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