SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 18-year-old transient who drove past a gate at Naval Medical Center San Diego in the Balboa Park area was injured when security personnel fired a shot at his charging dog, but missed, and the bullet instead grazed his ankle, authorities said on Tuesday.
The bizarre series of events happened around 8:45 p.m. Monday near the hospital's main gate at Bob Wilson Drive off Florida Drive, according to Navy officials.
A man, later identified as Eric Durand of San Diego, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that approached the gate, but did not stop when directed by a security officer. The security team then deployed barriers to prevent the driver from accessing the base, according to Navy Region Southwest spokesman Brian O'Rourke.
The driver made a U-turn and stopped