A Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy responded to a robbery call at a Hollywood liquor store and fired eight times at a man spotted leaving the store. It turned out to be the clerk who reported the robbery who was unarmed. Fortunately, the officer did not hit the clerk with any of the eight rounds.
The officer said that he believed the clerk was armed before firing the shots. This raises not just a question of aim but judgment and training. In this case, it was the victim who was not in fact armed. Presumably, if told to stop, the clerk would have stopped.
The only victims were windows of various stores shattered by the bullets.
Source: LA Times