Sheriff's Deputies Shoot, Kill Teen Holding Pellet Gun

California deputies say 13-year-old Andy Lopez had a pellet gun which looked like an assault rifle.
1:35 | 10/24/13

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Galloping story from northern California it is causing anguish even some outrage this morning. All of it stemming from the shooting death of just a thirteen year old little boy. He died on Tuesday after being fired on by police the entire episode now raising a lot of questions. Thirteen year old Andy Lopez was in the eighth grade a trumpet player popular Smart and capable according to administrators at his school. On Tuesday afternoon Lopez was carrying a pellet gun that was designed to look like an AK 47 police say they ordered him to drop it. He was holding a weapon in his left hand he began to turn -- his right. In the direction the deputy and in so doing he moved that guy and tore the direction of the deputy. And his deputies mindset was that he was fearful that he was going to be shot glove as -- shot several times and died at the scene. It's -- Myanmar ministry Vega Allen did their gentle little -- you can tell him just put it down. Names like players are immense ignited again Koch in the shot and 67 -- -- how ever many times at the shot and should have you know yelled at him I mean I'm -- tell he's a thirteen year old boy he's not some maniac. One man says he saw -- police arrive in his rearview mirror just moments after he warned Lopez to put the rifle away. He pull over to -- so. Kid walking to the kitten locked inside. Now he just opened -- the war and -- a memorial for Lopez is growing at the scene of his death and at his school. Police are promising a transparent investigation and the deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave.

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