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Supreme Court clears way for deputy to be sued in shooting of boy with a pellet gun

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday allowed parents to press ahead with a lawsuit against a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed their 13-year-old son who was walking on a sidewalk carrying a plastic pellet gun.

The justices without comment or dissent denied the county's appeal seeking immunity for the officer. The court's decision

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