August 27, 2014
WINDSOR, Calif. (AP) - More than 1,000 people turned out for a service to remember a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in Northern California.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports hundreds of mourners wore white Sunday at the request of the mother of Andy Lopez, who was killed last week.
Only about 150 people could fit into the viewing service at a Windsor mortuary, and a long line of people waited to pay their respects.
Authorities say Lopez was carrying a pellet gun that looked like an AK-47 assault rifle when a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy shot him.
The shooting has generated numerous protests and marches in Santa Rosa, with many residents questioning the deputy's decision to fire on the youth.
Santa Rosa is about 50 miles northwest of San Francisco in California's wine country.
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