“Rogue Slingshot Sniper Silenced: Neighborhood Terrorizer met Tragic End Weeks After Arrest” or “Silent Slingshot Slinger: Notorious Neighborhood Terrorizer Passes After Arrest, Leaves Residents Relieved” These titles aim to capture the elements of the story and keep the readers interested. The first one emphasizes the unusual weapon used by the man, while the second one focuses on the relief felt by the neighborhood after the arrest.

In a tragic turn of events, Prince Raymond King, an 81-year-old man who was notorious for his decade-long harassment of neighbors as a “serial slingshot shooter” in Azusa, California, passed away just a day after his release from jail. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner, King died due to heart disease on May 29, 2022.

Authorities had originally arrested King on May 26th in response to complaints from neighbors about his destructive behavior, including breaking windows and windshields, and even narrowly missing people with ball bearings. Over a dozen residents reported that King had been causing fear and disruption in their neighborhood for over ten years.

Upon searching King’s home, authorities recovered ball bearings and a slingshot. He was charged with five counts of felony vandalism and two counts of misdemeanor vandalism for targeting neighboring properties with his slingshot. His next court appearance was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 17. Azusa, where this incident took place, is approximately 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.