‘Serial slingshot shooter’, 81, arrested in California after decade of assaults | EUROtoday

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A serial slingshot shooter has been arrested in California after police say the suspect “victimized” neighbors for practically a decade.

Prince King, aged 81, was taken into custody final Thursday at his residence in Azusa, California, on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

Deputies with the Azusa Police Department served a search warrant and located ball bearings and a slingshot on the residence.

The 81-year-old man’s actions impacted dozens of residents, in line with police, who mentioned that he used the slingshot to interrupt home windows and automotive windshields. Authorities allege that he virtually virtually hit individuals along with his assaults, which came about over the course of 9 to 10 years.

It’s not clear what costs Mr King is going through however information present that he has been charged with a felony crime, in line with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office reserving data. He is being held with out bail on the county’s males’s central jail.

Azusa police lieutenant Jake Bushey instructed the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that the ball bearings had been largely launched from Mr King’s yard whereas others had been shot from a close-by neighborhood.

“It’s been ongoing for many years because we just didn’t identify who the suspect was,” Lt Bushey mentioned. He added that officers are nonetheless working to find out a motive for the crimes.

“We’re not aware of any kind of motive other than just malicious mischief,” the police officer mentioned.

Mr King’s first courtroom look is scheduled for Tuesday.