Shawn Kemp released, not charged with drive-by: prosecutors

Shawn Kemp was allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting in Washington

Shawn Kemp was allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting in Washington
photo: Ted S Warren (AP)

Updated: Psaid Rosenschneider that no immediate charges will be brought against Shawn Kemp following his arrest.

video has surfaced about former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp’s involvement in an alleged drive-by shooting. The legendary power forward was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the alleged crimeAccording to reports.

Tacoma (Wash.) police said shots were fired and a car fled the scene. A 53-year-old man – later confirmed to be Kemp – was booked.

While the investigation is ongoing, sources close to ex-Seattle Supersonic David Rose of Fox 13 Seattle said Kemp attempted to retrieve property stolen from his car.

The sources said Kemp’s iPhone tracker led him to Tacoma, where he allegedly faced the vehicle, whose occupant fired shots. Sources say Kemp fired in self-defense.

Updated: TMZ is reporting that a revolver was found outside of a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care. The outlet said the footage “shows Kemp driving around the parking lot and dropping something near a bush in front of the dealership … and police later found a gun at the scene.”

TMZ previously reported that witnesses claimed they heard gunshots before recording part of the incident on their phones. What remains unclear, according to the gossip site, is whether Kemp – who they said – is on video aim and shoot his gun – was the only one that opened fire.

Kemp was arrested at the scene.

Other collisions with the law

This isn’t Kemp’s first run-in with the law, but his previous offenses date back almost two decades and pale in comparison to this most recent arrest. In April 2005, he was arrested in Shoreline, Washington. Kemp was in a car in which police say they found marijuana, a small amount of cocaine and a 9mm gun registered to Kemp. He plead guilty for attempted possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana, was placed on probation for a year, placed under home surveillance for less than a week, and paid a small fine.

In July 2006 he was arrested in Houston for less than two ounces of marijuana in his car. He also pleaded guilty to this offense.

These days, Kemp is in the legal marijuana business. He opened his first cannabis store in Seattle in 2020 and a second in the city in February 2023. Shawn Kemp released, not charged with drive-by: prosecutors

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