In The News Again – Rodney King Shot in the Face

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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SAN BERNARDINO, California — Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police led to deadly rioting the next year, was shot on a street corner but his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, police said Thursday.
King, 42, was hit in the face, arms, back and torso by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He was shot “possibly two or three times from a distance,” then bicycled about 1 1/2 miles back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called local police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rialto police Sgt. Craig Crispin told The Associated Press.
King and others at the home appeared to be drunk and few cooperated with officers by providing information, Rialto police Sgt. Don Lewis told The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoSecret Love Letters & Poems
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