More than 1,000 people turned out for a service to remember a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy last week because he was carrying a replica rifle authorities thought was real.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports hundreds of mourners wore white Sunday at the Windsor Mortuary at the request of the mother of Andy Lopez, who was killed Tuesday afternoon. He had been shot seven times in 26 seconds, according to a a detailed timeline of the shooting provided by the Santa Rosa police department, which is investigating the death along with the FBI.
Only about 150 people could fit into the viewing service and a long line of people waited to pay their respects.
There have been vigils in town on a daily basis since Andy was killed. While many are outraged that he was killed, authorities said they commanded Andy to drop the weapon at least twice.
Santa Rosa is about 50 miles northwest of San Francisco.