‘Serial slingshot shooter’ dies in Southern California home 5 days after arrest

An Azusa Police Department vehicle is seen in this file image. (Azusa Police Department)

A man described by police as a “serial slingshot shooter” has died five days after being arrested for repeatedly firing the weapon over several years in an Azusa neighborhood.

The 81-year-old man identified as Price King was clearly dead after officers went to a home in the 500 block of Soldano Avenue for a well-being check, a police department spokesperson said. ‘Azusa.

The spokesperson said there was no evidence of foul play in King’s death.

King was arrested Friday when officers responded to a “quality of life issue” in the 900 block of North Enid Avenue.

“DEU conducted a lengthy investigation and learned that over a period of nine to ten years, dozens of citizens were victims of serial slingshots,” the department said in an Instagram post . “The unknown suspect broke windows, windshields and almost hit people with ball bearings.”

Reactions to the post were mixed, with one person accusing King of shooting his dog with ball bearings and another saying he “mostly ran away from unwanted squatters.”

King was arrested after his arrest Friday, but was released, police said.

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