Boy with toy assault rifle killed by police was shot 7 times

The autopsy for a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies earlier this week in Santa Rosa shows he was shot seven times.

Officers said they thought the rifle Andy Lopez was carrying in an open field Tuesday afternoon was an AK47 assault rifle. The officers said they pulled over, took cover and ordered the boy to “put the gun down.”

One of the deputies told investigators he believed the subject was going to shoot at him or his partner so he fired several rounds.

To read more, go to NBC News Bay Area. 

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