Skip to comments.Rodney King shot in San Bernardino
Posted on 11/29/2007 11:40:03 AM PST by DCBryan1
Rodney King shot in San Bernardino
10:41 AM PST on Thursday, November 29, 2007
By PAUL LAROCCO
Rodney King was apparently shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday night before biking home to Rialto to report the incident, police said.
King, the 42-year-old man who gained national fame when his 1991 beating by Los Angeles police was caught on videotape, called Rialto police at 11:39 p.m. to report the shooting, said Sgt. Don Lewis.
He had been struck in the face and arm with a shotgun, Lewis said. King reported that the shooting occurred at 5th Street and Meridian Avenue in San Bernardino, just east of the Rialto city line.
After police arrived at King's Jackson Street home, King and others inside appeared intoxicated, Lewis said, and few were cooperative in providing information.
Rialto officers contacted San Bernardino police to take over the investigation. King was then taken to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown this morning. The wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, Lewis said.
No further information on what caused the shooting was available. Since gaining his fame, King has had several brushes with Inland police agencies, most recently a 2005 arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
Reach Paul LaRocco at 909-806-3064 or plarocco@PE.com
Don’t Shoot Me Bro!
Why couldn’t they just get along?
ROFLMAO...you owe me a keyboard. Post of the day!
A good time for SoCal LE to be proactive and go on tactical alert. Rumors will be flying about the shooter.
To paraphrase his ‘91 comments, he’s apparently still having problems getting along.
I guess I would want a drink if I just got shot in the face and still had a mouth. ... but ...
can’t we all just get along?
"So we tasered the lot of them", said the officer.
Just another law abiding citizen who has had his 40th run-in with law enforcement.
‘After police arrived at King’s Jackson Street home, King and others inside appeared intoxicated, Lewis said, and few were cooperative in providing information. ‘
I’ve heard, and read, this moron has been stopped, found to be drunk and driving, and RELEASED a half dozen times since the so called ‘uprising’.
What a idiot.
I wonder if there will be another riot.
Are you all right?
you mean shot right?
rodney king -beacon of the left /sarc
Another 15 minutes of fame? Spare me!
I’ll wait until the video comes out.
Are you okay?
Rodney King Rap Sheet:
July 27, 1987: According to a complaint filed by his wife, King beat her while she was sleeping, then dragged her outside the house and beat her again. King was charged with battery and pleaded “no contest.” He was placed on probation and ordered to obtain counseling. He never got the counseling.
November 3, 1989: King, brandishing a tire iron, ordered a convenience store clerk to empty the cash register. The clerk grabbed the tire iron, causing King to fall backwards and knock over a pie rack. King swung the rack at the clerk and fled the store with $200. King was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree robbery, and intent to commit great bodily injury. In a plea agreement, King pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but was paroled on December 27, 1990.
The Arrest of Rodney King on March 3, 1991
March 3, 1991: After being seen speeding on the 210 freeway by CHP officers, King led them on a chase at speeds estimated at up to 110 to 115 mph. When finally stopped, King refused requests to get into the prone position and appeared to charge one of the officers. He was beaten and arrested. King was charged with felony evading. Charges were later dropped.
King’s 3/3/91 Arrest Record
King’s Trouble with the Law After March 3, 1991
May 11, 1991: King was pulled over for having an excessively tinted windshield. Although King was driving without a license and his car registration had expired, King was not charged.
May 28, 1991: King picked up a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood who happened to be under surveillance by LAPD officers. King and the prostitute were observed in an alley engaging in sexual activity. When the prostitute spotted the officers, King sped away, nearly hitting one of them. King later explained that he thought the vice officers were robbers trying to kill him. No charges were filed.
June 26, 1992: King’s second wife reported to police that King had hit her and she feared for her life. King was handcuffed and taken to a police station, but his wife then decided against pressing charges.
July 16, 1992: King was arrested at 1:40 A.M. for driving while intoxicated. No charges were filed.
August 21, 1993: King crashed into a wall near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19. King was charged with violating his parole and sent for sixty day to an alcohol treatment center. He was also convicted on the DUI charge and ordered to perform twenty days of community service.
May 21, 1995: King was arrested for DUI while on a trip to Pennsylvania. King failed field sobriety tests, but refused to submit to a blood test. He was tried and acquitted.
July 14, 1995: King got into an argument with his wife while he was driving, pulled off the freeway and ordered her out of the car. When she started to get out, King sped off, leaving her on the highway with a bruised arm. King was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (his car), reckless driving, spousal abuse, and hit-and-run. King was tried on all four charges, but found guilty only of hit-and-run driving.
March 3, 1999: King allegedly injured the sixteen-year-old girl that he had fathered out of wedlock when he was seventeen, as well as the girl’s mother. King was arrested for injuring the woman, the girl, and for vandalizing property. King claimed that the incident was simply “a family misunderstanding.”
September 29, 2001: King was arrested for indecent exposure and use of the hallucinogenic drug PCP.
Who’s the idiot? Mr. King or the police?
Probably wimpy #9 shot size.
“When Keepin’ It Real Goes Wrong”...
This account has been banned or suspended.Didn't our Rodney King get zotted in the Great Mass Zotting of Rudy-bots last spring?
I seem to remember....
“Why can’t we all just get along”? I think it is once again time for a Riot!
Let the rioting begin!
I asked the same question in #16. But by #27 I realized RK is not FReepring with us any more.
Zotted - I think - in the worst Zot-athon I’ve ever seen.
If we are repeating history I refuse to get another leisure suit. Please no disco either.
And don’t forget, Tawana Brawley’s mother wants the case reopened....
Time machine anyone?
So, is he now to be referred to as "Bike-ist Rodney King"?
“Can’t we all just get along?”
Bush is president
OJ is on trial
Rodney King is in trouble
War in Iraq
Spice girls concert
Clinton running for president
Wake me when the 90’s are over....again.
I hate it when I get shot in my San Bernadino.
King, by miles and miles and miles.
A day that will live in infamy...................
Add: Middle East Peace Conference in progress
Cowboys & Packers on top of the NFC...............
>>>>>>>>>>Zotted - I think - in the worst Zot-athon Ive ever seen.
The thread in question.....
Today's incident is not thought to be life threatening.
Maybe it’s Gods way of giving us a chance to do things right this time....
Too bad it didn’t happen 16 years ago.
Farve still playing!!!
A couple of bruises from the shotgun butt, no cause for alarm. /Sarc off
Apparently, the reporter is a product of public schools.
Man, this guy is like herpes-just won’t go away.
That’s not what the log says. And no, I will not tell anyone why he was banned. Don’t bother asking.
LOL - Great post!
“Can’t we all just get a bong. Ccccc an’t we?”
I haven’t been spending much time here for a while, so I didn’t know.