May 18, 2024

Ex-NBA star Shawn Kemp charged with drive-by shooting felony

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Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested Wednesday and arrested at a Pierce County, Washington jail in connection with a drive-by shooting.

Tacoma police said an altercation between occupants of two vehicles near the Tacoma Mall resulted in gunfire early Wednesday afternoon. According to a police department release on social media, no injuries were reported and one of the cars fled the scene.

A firearm was secured and investigations are ongoing.

Online records for Pierce County show that Kemp, 53, was charged with a felony count of drive-by shooting at 5:58 p.m. local time, about four hours after the incident.

Kemp was a six-time NBA All-Star who played 14 seasons in the league, including eight with the Seattle SuperSonics, who picked him 17th overall in the 1989 draft.

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