Rodney King, whose videotaped beating once made him an international symbol of police brutality, suffered minor injuries after getting hit by a shotgun blast, authorities in California said on Thursday.
An intoxicated King summoned officers to his home in Rialto, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, on Wednesday night to report he had been shot, said Sgt. Don Lewis of the Rialto Police Department.
“He had some minor pepper wounds that looked like they were from bird shot,” said Lewis, who described the injuries as “extremely minor.”
Lewis said King told police the shooting took place while he was riding his bicycle in neighboring San Bernardino. King rode his bicycle home after the incident and it was not immediately clear who fired the shot, Lewis said.
“(King) and the whole house were very intoxicated and very uncooperative,” Lewis said.
King was treated at a local hospital, and the investigation was turned over topolice.
We can tell that the cops still dislike him after all of these years. Getting shot in the face whether you were just grazed or not is still a big deal. His widow’s peak should be illegal. Somewhere out there in the land of Actors who don’t f*cking matter anymore Eddie Munster should be filing a lawsuit for patent infringement…