CA sheriff’s deputies kill 13 year old boy with toy gun

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault rifle they mistook for the real thing. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/us/boy-13-carrying-toy-guns-is-shot-dead-by-deputies.html?ref=us   Two patrolling officers spotted the teenager holding the gun and repeatedly ordered him to drop his weapon, according to a statement from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. “The deputies fired several rounds from their handguns at the subject striking him several times,” it said.
The boy’s mother, Sujey Annel Cruz Cazarez, was quoted in the paper as saying: “Why did they kill him? Why?”
Andy Lopez played trumpet in the band at Lawrence Cook Middle School. “He was a very popular student, very smart, very capable,” Linsey Gannon, the school’s assistant principal, told the newspaper.

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