On Wednesday afternoon, former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested and charged in connection to a shooting that occurred in Tacoma, Washington.
“At 1:58 pm, an altercation between the occupants of 2 cars led to shots being fired at a parking lot in the 4500 [block] of S. Steele St. One car fled. No injuries were reported. A gun was recovered. A [53-year-old] male was booked for Drive-By Shooting,” a tweet from the Tacoma Police Department reads.
Four hours after the incident took place, the 53-year-old former NBA star was booked and held at the Pierce County Jail. He is currently being charged with one felony count of drive-by-shooting. Thus far, he has not received a court date nor has bail been set.
The motive for the shooting question is still unclear. Kemp nor the Tacoma Police Department have issued a statement directly addressing the former NBA star’s arrest.
Shawn Kemp is best known for his 14-year career in the NBA. Playing for the Seattle Supersonics, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers, Kemp earned six NBA All-Star Game selections and three All-NBA selections. Currently, Kemp owns two cannabis dispensaries in the greater Seattle area.