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Rodney King's Been Shot!

11/29/2007 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney KingRodney King, famous for a videotaped beating from Los Angeles police back in 1991, was shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday.

King called Rialto police just before midnight to report the shooting. According to Sgt. Don Lewis, King was struck in the face and arm -- with what appeared to be pellets or birdshot. When police arrived at King's home, they reported that King and others inside appeared drunk. The man got shot in the face -- he deserves a drink!

King was taken to a local hospital, and his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

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OCD    



Notoriety and money didn't work out well for Rodney.


2429 days ago
17.

Susie    

OUCH!!! wait. . how could a shot to the face not be life threatning?

2429 days ago
18.

Chelle    

My opinion is- he has escaped death/thedevil so many times-he needs to realize the "GOD" has a special calling for him, so he better get it right before all of his chances are gone..."PRAISE jESUS"

2429 days ago
19.

bill    

It must be a black thing!!

2429 days ago
20.

Susannah    

This is from our local paper: San Bernardino Sun. No where does it state he was shot in the face...Get your facts straight!

One of Rialto's most well-known residents, Rodney King, was shot sometime around midnight.
San Bernardino Police Lt. Scott Paterson said the details were still fuzzy but that King may have gunshot pellets in his arm and back area. The wounds are not considered life-threatening.

"Early indications are that it very possibly could have been a domestic dispute," Paterson said.

San Bernardino police are still investigating what exactly happened and where, he said.

Rialto Police Sgt. Tim Lane said police logs showed the incident took place at 5th Street and Meridian Avenue in San Bernardino near the border of Rialto and San Bernardino. Lane said King made it back to his house in the 1100 block of East Jackson Street before calling police.

Rialto police responded but then handed the case over to San Bernardino Police Department when it appeared the shooting took place there.

Paterson said it's not clear if the shooting took place in San Bernardino.

King is at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

In 1991, he was beaten by police in Los Angeles. Massive riots took place after the four policemen charged with beating him were acquitted.

2429 days ago
21.

Carol    

King was awarded $3.8 million in a civil case. He was arrested for spousal assault in 1999. In 2001, he was then ordered to undergo a year of drug treatment after pleading guilty to three counts of being under the influence of phencyclidine and [one] of indecent exposure.

On August 27, 2003, he was arrested again on similar charges as in 1991. It is alleged that King was speeding, ran a red light while under the influence of alcohol and failed to yield to police officers.

# 9...This is an average guy just trying to enjoy his life? I most certainly hope the above is not average!!!
#5...I haven't read anything racist here...sounds like your trying to get it going!!!!

Rodney obviously has a problem and I do not think that it has anything to do with the color of his skin!!!!

2429 days ago
22.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

This guy's 9 lives are just about up.

2429 days ago
23.

LOL    

Oh. Imagine that. Such a fine, upstanding citizen of the community shot! For no reason! Quick! Get a lawyer!

Too bad he isn't dead.

2429 days ago
24.

Britney    

I wonder if he did what Rampage said and tried to sound white when he called 911

2429 days ago
25.

dirty white boy.    

OJ was seen leaving the area..

2429 days ago
26.

Retardo Montalbon    

Sounds like there were a lot of hijinx and shenanigns afoot here!

2429 days ago
27.

Dimi    

He's an idiot!

2429 days ago
28.

YES    

i wouldnt be surprised if it came out that it was probably some sort of retaliation from LAPD themselves. he is the one that put police brutality on the map.

2429 days ago
29.

Frank Davis    

#5 - now that you have spouted hate speech with no basis, thank you for typifying the PC crowd of today for screaming racist on a guess. You suck.

2429 days ago
30.

9inch    

All the money he got and spent on dope...... That was money taken from your community!

Just think of what millions could do for schools and parks.... but he smoked it!

Quit rewarding these thug punks!

2429 days ago
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