Corona CA Jan 11 2017 A Corona Police Department officer accidentally fired a pistol at a security guard's car early Tuesday, Jan. 10 authorities say.
The security guard was not struck by the single round, according to a news release issued Tuesday evening by the department. Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Mercado said the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The officer, along with other officers, responded to a construction site in the 2700 block of Palisades Drive after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle, the news release said. Not realizing that the car was occupied by an on-duty private security guard, the officers approached the car. That's when one of them unintentionally shot one round at the car.
The round went through the front passenger-side door and stopped inside the car's "front passenger area," the news release said. The security guard was in the driver's seat.
No arrests were made or citations issued, the news release said. The security guard was interviewed and released.
The Police Department's Detective Bureau is investigating the shooting with the assistance of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.