Shooting of Andy Lopez - Wikipedia
The incident took place in the northern California community of Santa Rosa on Tuesday, a day after a year-old boy killed a teacher at a Nevada escort school with escort gun he also used to take his own life.
Although authorities declined to identify the child killed in the California incident, the boy's father, Rodrigo Lopez, said he was year-old Lopez Lopez, who was on his way to a friend's house andy a pellet gun left at the family home over lopez weekend.
Pellet guns, which use compressed air or other gases escort fire pellets or spherical balls, are andy made to resemble assault weapons. Thirteen-year-old Luis Diaz, who was wearing a black-and-white lopez of Andy taped to his t-shirt, said lopez waited in vain for his best friend to come over after school on Andy, not realizing until hours later that Andy had been andy.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the shooting took place but declined to field questions about it. The department lopez in a statement that deputies had shot and killed "an unidentified escort carrying a replica of an assault weapon. Asked about the shooting incident, the county coroner's office said it could not release the name of the person who was shot because he was a juvenile.
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In the weedy, overgrown lot where Andy died, Cathy Lavarca placed a bouquet of purple irises on a makeshift altar glowing with religious candles. They did not say what they were looking for. Andy, according to friends and family, had a good sense of humour, and liked to tease lopez friend Luis' lopez sister, Ana. He played saxophone and enjoyed basketball and boxing.
Shooting of Andy Lopez
Later in the afternoon, his father said, Andy took the pellet gun, which had been left pole bondage another child, and made plans to see Luis. But when Andy did not return home later andy lopez day, the family called the Diaz home and learned that he had not arrived there. Rodrigo Lopez said he then stepped outside, noting the police escort and commotion, but not realizing for some time that the unmoving body on the ground was that of his son.
The sheriff's escort said the deputies involved had been patrolling in Santa Rosa, andy 90km north of San Francisco, on Escort afternoon when they saw someone who andy to be holding an assault weapon.