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Prosecutors: Deputy who killed unarmed teen won’t face charges

Prosecutors- Deputy who killed unarmed teen won’t face charges

Prosecutors say they won’t file criminal charges against against a sheriff’s deputy who killed unarmed 13-year-old boy in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that investigators concluded Deputy Erick Gelhaus fired his weapon at Andy Lopez in response to what he honestly and reasonably believed was an imminent threat of death.

Photo: An undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (File)

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