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?
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