Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity
Robert Faturechi and Matt Stevens, Los Angelos Times, 9 February 2013 (hat tip: NC)
In the first incident, LAPD officers opened fire on another pickup they feared was being driven by Dorner. The mother and daughter inside the truck were delivering Los Angeles Times newspapers. The older woman was shot twice in the back and the other was wounded by broken glass.
David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.
Seconds later, Perdue's attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.
The police opening fire on the wrong people is not exactly new. But today they do it with a lot more fire power.