Retired Supersonics legend Shawn Kemp has been arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting.
Tacoma Washinton police responded to reports of shots fired at the parking lot of the Tacoma mall on Wednesday afternoon. There was an altercation between people in two vehicles. The driver of one of the vehicles fired several rounds at the other vehicle according to police.
According to the report, there were no injuries the vehicle being shot at fled “Officers located the suspect who had fired off the shots on Tacoma Mall property and detained him without incident. A firearm was recovered from the scene.”
According to the Pierce county corrections booking website Kemp is being held and is charged with “drive-by shooting”.
A witness to the altercation told a CBS affiliate, “I was helping a customer and I heard a couple shots, and the mail lady was coming in and she said, ‘The guy in the red vest just shot somebody,'” witness Brandyn Payne, who recorded the video, told KIRO. “And then I ran over there and locked all my doors and started videotaping it.”
Video of Kemp’s arrest can be seen below:
“Ex-NBA star Shawn Kemp fired a gun during a parking lot altercation prior to his felony arrest on Wednesday … footage obtained by TMZ Sports shows.”— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) March 9, 2023
This isn’t the first time Kemp has been in trouble, he was arrested in 2005 and 2006 for drug possession.
Kemp was a first-round draft pick in the 1989 NBA draft. He went to play for the Seattle Supersonics. Kemp was the youngest player in the NBA at the time. He was given the nickname ‘Reign Man’. He spent most of his time in the NBA with the Supersonics he also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Orland Magic.
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