Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies shot at 13-year-old Andy Lopez eight times Tuesday, hitting him seven times, authorities say.
An autopsy was performed on Andy Thursday, Santa Rosa Police said. Final results won't be available for several weeks, but it appears 13-year-old Andy suffered two fatal wounds and five non-fatal wounds when he was shot by deputies.
Deputies spotted the teen walking through a Santa Rosa field carrying what they believed was an assault rifle, but was actually a replica gun that fires plastic pellets. When they commanded him to drop his weapon, he turned toward them and raised the barrel of his gun, authorities said.
That's when Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies fired, according to authorities. Andy was fatally shot in the hip and chest, and was also hit in the right wrist, forearm, and buttock; and the left bicep, according to a press release.
Three of the eight bullets were recovered from Andy's body, and four were found at the scene.
Sheriff's deputies called for medical aid seconds after the shots were fired, according to a press release.