Family of teen killed by deputy filing federal claim

October 31, 2013 6:22:31 PM PDT
The family of the 13-year-old boy shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy is filing a federal claim, alleging his civil rights were violated.

Andy Lopez was shot last week while holding an air soft rifle designed to look like an AK-47.

The family is planning a news conference in San Francisco Monday to discuss legal action against Sonoma County.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the officer who fired the shots, Deputy Erick Gelhaus, has hired a lawyer as well.


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