SANTA ROSA (CBS SF)_ The Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy at the center of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year in which a teenage boy died will be returning to patrol.

The Sheriff’s Office told KPIX-5 on Friday that Deputy Erick Gelhaus will be back on full-patrol duty next week.

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Gelhaus was taken off patrol after he shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez seven times on a street in unincorporated Santa Rosa. The boy was carrying a pellet gun designed to look like an AK-47 assault rifle.

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That shooting in October of 2013 sparked several protests and demonstrations. The Sonoma County District Attorney declined to file charges against Gelhaus in the shooting.

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Gelhaus is named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Lopez’s family against Sonoma County.