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Santa Rosa shooting

The name Andy Lopez probably didn’t ring a bell before October 22, 2013. On that afternoon, the 13-year-old Lopez was just a kid playing with a BB gun near his house in Santa Rosa. But then a sheriff’s deputy saw him, and says he mistook the toy gun for a real rifle. The deputy ended up shooting and killing Lopez. Now, the name Andy Lopez has come to represent a movement in his community.