Deputy Who Shot, Killed Andy Lopez Set to Return to Work This Week

The deputy who shot and killed a Santa Rosa teen will return to work this week.

The Press Democrat reported that deputy Erick Gelhaus will report to desk duty.

He has been on leave since Oct. 22.

The deputy's attorney says he thought 13-year old Andy Lopez was carrying a real AK-47 when he shot him.

That gun was in fact an airsoft BB gun painted to look real.

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News of the deputy's return to duty has shocked Lopez supporters on social media.

The Justice for Andy Lopez Facebook page is calling for a protest at the sheriff's department on Tuesday.

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