This combination of photos provided by the family via The Press Democrat and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department shows an undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed by two Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Family via The Press Democrat, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department)

Hundreds attend funeral mass, rally for teen with toy assault rifle shot dead by police

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.

At 5:30 p.m., family members and friends escorted the brown casket covered with a white cloth into the church on Stony Point Road that seats around 600 people.

Sujey Lopez clutches the coffin holding the remains of her 13-year-old son  as her husband Rodrigo Lopez consoles her during Lopez's funeral ceremony at Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Authorities say the deputy mistook a pellet gun Lopez was carrying for an assault rifle. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Conner Jay)

Sujey Lopez clutches the coffin holding the remains of her 13-year-old son as her husband Rodrigo Lopez consoles her during Lopez’s funeral ceremony at Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Authorities say the deputy mistook a pellet gun Lopez was carrying for an assault rifle. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Conner Jay)

Sujey Lopez, Andy’s mother, never left her son’s side as she lay prostrate with grief partially on the casket with her arms outstretched and her face down.

She did not move even when one of the priests celebrating the Mass invited parishioners to offer each other a handshake as a sign of peace.

Sujey Lopez and her husband, Rodrigo Lopez, bottom left, sit with their son Randy while praying at the site where their 13-year-old son Andy. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Conner Jay)

Sujey Lopez and her husband, Rodrigo Lopez, bottom left, sit with their son Randy while praying at the site where their 13-year-old son Andy. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Conner Jay)

Andy’s father, Rodrigo Lopez, briefly shook hands with and hugged with those nearby, but he too spent the entire mass at his son’s casket comforting his wife.

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