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Wrong Guy: Deputy Shoots 8 Bullets at WeHo Store Clerk Who was Just Robbed

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A just-robbed store clerk who was trying to get the attention of responding sheriff's deputies soon found himself in danger again. One deputy who thought the clerk was a suspect and pointing a gun at them fired eight shots at him, luckily missing and hitting a building across the street and breaking windows, according to WeHo News.Th shooting occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when deputies were responding to a reported armed robbery on the 8200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood (map). "One of the deputies saw a man matching one of the suspects' description run from the area of the liquor store, holding what he believed to be a gun, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred," explained a news release from the Sheriff's Department.

The clerk was detained and later determined not to be a suspect. The suspects, described as a black male with a handgun and a black female, were last seen running south on Havenhurst Drive, the department said.