Sonics Legend Shawn Kemp Arrested After Alleged Drive-By Shooting
Arrested After Alleged Drive-By Shooting
3/8/2023 6:50 PM PT
Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested following an alleged drive-by shooting Wednesday in Washington … this publication Sports has confirmed.
According to Tacoma PD, an altercation between two cars broke out around 2 PM … which resulted in shots being fired in a shopping mall parking lot.
Cops say one car fled the scene and a gun was recovered. No injuries were reported.
53-year-old Kemp — a six-time All-Star — was booked for felony drive-by shooting at 5:58 PM and is still in custody at the Pierce County Jail, according to records.
FYI — drive-by shooting is a class B felony … which carries up to a 10-year prison sentence.
Kemp — AKA the “Reign Man” was the 17th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft … and played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic over the course of his 14-year career, averaging 14 points and eight rebounds a game.
The former big man has been at the forefront of the push to bring an NBA franchise back to Seattle … in hopes of reviving the Sonics.
Kemp was previously arrested on two drug-related incidents in 2005 and 2006. He has since ventured into the cannabis industry … opening a dispensary in 2020.
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