[Video] NO CHARGES For Deputy Who Shot and Killed 13 Year Old Holding Toy AK-47 Rifle
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You might remember the story of the story of the Sonoma County, CA deputies who shot and killed a 13 year old boy who was carrying a toy gun that resembled an AK-47 type rifle (actual toy picture below).
It has been announced that the deputies will not face charges in the October shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
According to NBC Bay Area,
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced the decision not to file criminal charges on Monday afternoon.
Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus shot Lopez seven times on Moorland Avenue just outside of Santa Rosa on Oct. 22, 2013. The teen died at the scene.
Ravitch called the shooting of Lopez “absolutely tragic,” but said the actions of Sonoma County sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus were lawful and that he would not be charged.
“Here the implementation of lethal force was a reasonable response under the circumstances according to all of the evidence we have reviewed,” she said.
The shooting sparked protests at the time and new protests have been reported after the decision not to press charges.