21 Jul 1990
NATIONAL CITY - A Police officer responding to a robbery call at a local business accidentally shot an employee before learning that the call had been a false alarm.
Elden Hansen, of Chula Vista, suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg Wednesday evening, a National City Police spokesman said. Hansen was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition, police added.
The department is investigating the case. Police did not release the name of the officer who fired the shot.
Officers were already at the scene of a robbery call when the police dispatcher announced it had been a false alarm, police said. The report came from J.F. Keaveny Inc., on the 1400 block of McKinley Avenue.
Hansen, office manager of the company, was shot in the right leg when he opened the door to police, polcie said.