Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
One month after a Santa Rosa teenager carrying a toy gun was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy; state lawmakers are proposing new rules for imitation weapons.
Emotions ran high at Tuesday’s Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting as leaders and community members discussed their feelings about the death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
The shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa two weeks ago has galvanized his family, friends, and the Latino community in Sonoma County. After nearly having seen daily demonstrations the family has now filed a federal lawsuit.
The attorney for the family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez Cruz will file a federal civil rights lawsuit in San Francisco Monday against Sonoma County and the sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot the teen on Oct. 22.
Santa Rosa police investigating the fatal shooting of teenager Andy Lopez by Sonoma County Deputies last Tuesday said an eyewitness warned the boy about carrying the toy weapons shortly before the incident.
Two months before Andy Lopez was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy, a Santa Rosa man said the same deputy pointed a gun at him twice during a traffic stop.
A 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy was fatally wounded by a sheriff’s deputy before a second officer was able to get out of a patrol vehicle and take cover, investigators said, bolstering accounts of just how quickly the shooting occurred.
The Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy in Santa Rosa last week may not have identified himself as a law-enforcement officer before opening fire.
Mourners filled the Resurrection Parish Church in west Santa Rosa at a Mass in Spanish Tuesday evening for 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who died a week ago when he was shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy.
Hundreds of people marched to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Santa Rosa Tuesday afternoon to protest the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a sheriff’s deputy last week.