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Deputy Who Killed Boy With BB Gun Won't Be Charged

Andy Lopez was carrying toy gun in rural California

(Newser) - A sheriff's deputy who gunned down a 13-year-old carrying a BB gun in Northern California last year won't face criminal charges, but still has a civil suit coming down the pike, the Press Democrat reports. Deputy Erick Gelhaus "fired his weapon in response to what he honestly... More »

Cop Who Shot Kid With Toy Gun Was Firearms Expert

Erick Gelhaus identified as sheriff's deputy that fired

(Newser) - Another detail in the case of the 13-year-old boy who was shot when police officers spotted him holding a plastic BB gun : The sheriff's deputy who shot Andy Lopez Cruz is a gun expert and firearms instructor, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Erick Gelhaus hunts; he's been to... More »

FBI to Probe Deputy's Killing of Boy, 13

(Newser) - Investigations into the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a sheriff’s deputy in Santa Rosa, Calif., have stepped up a notch, with the FBI now launching its own probe. This is a rare move by the agency, notes the the Press Democrat —the last time it investigated... More »

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