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Deputy Mistakenly Shoots At WeHo Robbery Victim

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy fired on and missed a man he believed was a robbery suspect but turned out to be the liquor store clerk who had been held up.

Deputy Lilian Peck says deputies received a call early Saturday of a robbery by two armed suspects at the store in West Hollywood, and one deputy fired after seeing a man who matched the suspect’s description leaving the store who appeared to be holding a gun.

Peck said in a statement that the man was detained and determined not to be a suspect.

She says the clerk was not hit.

The gunfire broke windows across the street from the liquor store.

No suspects had been arrested Sunday night.

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