City worker shot while checking water main

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SAN DIEGO -- A city water employee was shot by a resident Monday while checking on the man's water main but is expected to survive his wounds, police said.

The 55-year-old victim was working with his crew Monday evening in the 1200 block of Meade Avenue in the University Heights area. Police said he knocked on the door several times, but got no answer and began checking the water main of the house, which is by a front window.

That's when a 79-year-old man came out with a 12-gauge shotgun and, thinking an intruder was trying to break into the house, fired one shot and hit the victim in the arm and chest. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the suspect was taken into custody.

Anyone with information related to the incident was asked to call San Diego police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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