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West Hollywood, California (October 3, 2010) - A Los Angeles Sheriff deputy responding to an armed robbery call this morning in West Hollywood fired eight shots at a man whom the deputy believed pointed a gun, missing him.
A Los Angeles Sheriff deputy responding to an armed robbery call this morning in West Hollywood fired eight shots at a man the deputy believed pointed a gun, missing him.
No one was hurt, detectives said, and all eight rounds hit a building across the street, breaking windows.
Only after firing the rounds did deputies discover that the robbery suspects had escaped and they had fired upon the store’s clerk.
The incident occurred at 1:15 am at a liquor store on the 8200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard (at Havenhurst Ave.).
According to Lt. Haselrig at West Hollywood Station, “there were shots fired outside,” the liquor store as a result of a successful armed robbery.
Lt. Alicia Ault told WeHo News that the eight rounds were fired when “a deputy responding to a call of an armed robbery encountered a man who he believed was pointing something at him.
“The deputy fired eight rounds and missed him,” said Lt. Ault. “Ultimately, deputies determined that the man the deputy fired upon was the store’s clerk who was pointing to them trying to get their attention.”
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