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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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61.

I laugh at other's misfortunes    

Can't we all just hit a bong?

2458 days ago
62.

John2510    

I'd pay good money to hear that phone call...

"Hello, Police? This is Rodney King...."

2458 days ago
63.

DARK MEAT ONLY    

I am deeply concerned by these heinous remarks. Rodney was a good man before LAPD decided to give him brain damage with their beatings. If only you people would have a kind heart, our nation will begin to heal.

2458 days ago
64.

KELLIE DAKODDA    

I was greatly saddened by the final line of the article: "his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening." Too bad.

2458 days ago
65.

T    

The riots occurred because of years of police brutality that had happened for years before that incident and continues to happen. Also, it's nobody's business what he chose to do with his money.

2458 days ago
66.

KELLIE DAKODDA    

To #62: You've got it all wrong - The idiot was brain-damaged BEFORE he was beaten - he brought it on himself!!!!

2458 days ago
67.

Jay    

Just think Los Angeles rioted for this moron. Thank God police use tasers now.

2458 days ago
68.

Bongo Billy    

Excuse me but, a "good man" does not steal someone's vehicle and proceed to drive it in excess of 100 mph running red lights and up the sidewalk where your mother, sister or daughter may be walking.. a bad and very stupid man does that.

2458 days ago
69.

nzwinge    

ok cops beat him back when then come to his rescue you when hes shot by a drunk.... seems like someone was missing his name in the headlines again!!!!! normal peope dont go through this type of crap dumbass people do!!!

2458 days ago
70.

Sharona    

Sometimes things do happen for the better.....................just a thought

2458 days ago
71.

Bongo Billy    

No, the riots occurred because a careless thug had no value for human life and the people who incited the riot just could not deal with the thug getting his head, deservedly, kicked in when he resisted arrest. Deal with your thugs and the police won't have to, that's called responsibility and accountability.

2458 days ago
72.

dental professional    

Everyone needs to have some respect for this poor fella, I hope he makes a quick recovery!

2458 days ago
73.

Amy Silverman    

This poor dude gets all the bad luck

2458 days ago
74.

Anne    

Well, thank God it wasn't crack. Hey #5 Doh. Don't be a hater.

2458 days ago
75.

Merry Christmas    

If you keep sticking your finger in the electrical outlet, you are bound to get electrocuted!

2458 days ago
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