Rodney King Shot
Rodney King, the victim of a LAPD assault in 1991 which was the catalyst for race riots which caused about $1 billion in damage, was shot on Wednesday night.
Rialto, California, Police Department Sgt. Don Lewis said King was grazed on his face, arms, back and torso. The wounds were superficial. A shotgun was believed to have been the weapon used.
Lewis said that after King was shot Wednesday night, he rode his bicycle from San Bernardino to his home in Rialto, before calling police about 11:40 p.m.
Information on possible suspects or the hospital where King was treated were not immediately available.
Since then, King has had a handful of run-ins with the law, including a guilty plea in 2004 to driving under the influence of a controlled substance and reckless driving.