Shawn Kemp Wiki – Shawn Kemp Biography
Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested in Washington on Wednesday on felony “drive-by shooting.” Pierce County records show Shawn Kemp, 53, who last played for the Orlando Magic, was booked into the Pierce County Jail just before 6 p.m. – four hours after officers responded to reports of gunshots in the Tacoma mall parking lot, the Tacoma Police Department stated in a Facebook post.
“One of the drivers fired multiple rounds at the occupants of the other vehicle. The victim’s vehicle fled the area,” the statement added. Officers later found the suspected shooter and “apprehended him without incident,” the statement continued. A weapon was also recovered at the scene.
Shawn Kemp Age
Shawn Kemp is 53 years old.
Shawn Kemp Incident Detail
In a separate Twitter post, Tacoma police confirmed the incident occurred when “an altercation between the occupants of 2 cars led to gunfire in a parking lot in the 4500 block of S. Steele St.” The publication added that “a car sped away. No injuries were reported. A weapon was recovered. A 53-year-old man was booked in a drive-by shooting.
The investigation is ongoing”. None of the reports mentioned the former Seattle Sonics star by his name. Kemp is a six-time NBA All-Star. He was selected in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft and helped the Seattle Sonics reach the 1996 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Chicago Bulls.
In addition to the Sonics and Orlando Magic, Kemp played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers during his 14-year career. In 2020, Kemp opened a cannabis store called Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Last month he also opened a second location in the city. If he is convicted, the former NBA star could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, with a fine of up to $20,000, according to the Washington Post.
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