” Northern California sheriff’s deputies have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault rifle, sheriff’s officials and family members said.
Two Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw the boy walking with what appeared to be a high-powered weapon Tuesday afternoon in Santa Rosa, sheriff’s Lt. Dennis O’Leary said.
The replica gun resembled an AK-47 with a black magazine cartridge and brown butt, according to a photograph released by the sheriff’s office. Deputies would only learn after the shooting that it wasn’t an actual firearm, according to O’Leary.
Rodrigo Lopez identified the boy as his son, Andy, to a newspaper and said the young teen was carrying a toy gun that belonged to a friend.
O’Leary said the deputies fired several rounds from their handguns immediately after issuing the orders to drop the rifle.”
So it took two officers and seven shots to fell a kid with a toy gun ? What’s not brutal about that ? It’s getting so we have as much to fear from the cops as we do from the criminals . It’s getting difficult to tell them apart .