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(17,644 posts)
Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:18 PM Aug 2014

Inside the final minutes before Andy Lopez's toy-gun death

Moments before 13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who mistook his replica AK-47 pellet gun for a real rifle, a man in a truck drove by the boy and felt a surge of worry.

"Hey. Throw that thing away," the truck driver recalled yelling out his window. "Police behind!"

Andy didn't listen as he walked toward a field near his home on the edge of Santa Rosa. And the driver kept going.

The witness later told authorities he thought the gun was a plastic toy - but he wasn't certain. He also recalled the sound of shots


So the "Eye Witness" knew it was a TOY GUN - but the Weapons Expert couldn't tell and shot a 13 yr old boy dead

BTW: the police STILL have not released the cell phone video confiscated from eye witnesses
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Inside the final minutes before Andy Lopez's toy-gun death (Original Post) FreakinDJ Aug 2014 OP
Just another story of police defending themselves .... etherealtruth Aug 2014 #1
which ones real Duckhunter935 Aug 2014 #2
Sadly CANDO Aug 2014 #3
The "Untrained Witness" knew it was a TOY FreakinDJ Aug 2014 #4
my boy? Duckhunter935 Aug 2014 #5


(16,974 posts)
2. which ones real
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:29 AM
Aug 2014

Toy guns should not look like real ones. They also put that orange tip on for a reason, notice it has been removed.


(2,068 posts)
3. Sadly
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:06 AM
Aug 2014

In far too many situations, the color of the person carrying the weapon (real or toy) determines how fearful or trigger happy the police response is.



(16,974 posts)
5. my boy?
Sun Aug 31, 2014, 08:36 AM
Aug 2014

I do not have any children

Sure he did, I believe his story. Easy to say that after the fact. Now if there was video of that made.

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