Former NBA Star, Shawn Kemp Arrested After Alleged Drive-by Shooting

Shawn Kemp, a former NBA player, was detained on Wednesday, March 8, following an alleged drive-by shooting in Washington.


According to the Tacoma Police Department, an altercation between the drivers of two cars occurred at 2 p.m., resulting in shots being fired in a shopping mall parking lot. A gun was seized after one car fled the scene. There were no reported injuries.


Kemp, a six-time All-Star, was detained at 5:58 p.m. for felony drive-by shooting and remains in detention at the Pierce County Jail, according to records.


The drive-by shooting, a class B felony, carries a maximum jail penalty of ten years.


Kemp was previously arrested in 2005 and 2006 on drug-related charges. He has recently entered the cannabis market, with plans to build a dispensary in 2020.


Kemp, also known as Reign Man was the 17th overall choice in the 1989 NBA Draft and spent 14 years with the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic, averaging 14 points and eight rebounds per game.

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