Shawn Kemp booked in connection with drive-by shooting
Former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp was arrested Wednesday evening in relationship to a generate-by taking pictures close to the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Wash., in accordance to reviews.
Tacoma police reported pictures have been fired and just one motor vehicle fled the scene. A 53-yr-previous gentleman — afterwards confirmed to be Kemp — was booked.
While the investigation is continue to underway, sources close to the ex-Seattle Supersonic told Fox 13 Seattle’s David Rose Kemp was trying to retrieve property that was stolen from his car or truck.
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The resources claimed Kemp’s Iphone tracker led him to Tacoma where he allegedly confronted the automobile, whose occupant fired photographs. Kemp allegedly fired in self-defense, for each the resources.
Current: TMZ is reporting that a revolver was observed outdoors a nearby Firestone Total Auto Care. The outlet stated its footage “shows Kemp driving all-around the parking whole lot and dumping some thing close to a bush outside the car store … and cops later observed a weapon at the scene.”
TMZ earlier described that witnesses declare they heard gunshots prior to recording component of the incident on their phones. What remains unclear, according to the gossip website, is regardless of whether Kemp — who they claimed is observed on video clip aiming and capturing his weapon — was the only just one to open up fire.
Kemp was apprehended at the scene of the shooting.
Other operate-ins with the legislation
This is not Kemp’s to start with run-in with the regulation, but his earlier offenses were practically two a long time back and pale in comparison to this most latest arrest. In April 2005, he was arrested in Shoreline, Wash. Kemp was in a vehicle in which police said they identified cannabis, a tiny amount of money of cocaine, and a 9mm weapon that was registered to Kemp. He pled responsible to attempted possession of a lot more than 40 grams of cannabis, was put on probation for a year, positioned on residence checking for a lot less than a week, and paid out a modest great.
In July 2006, he was arrested in Houston for possessing significantly less than two ounces of marijuana in his vehicle. He pled guilty to that misdemeanor as properly.
These times Kemp is in the authorized marijuana organization. In 2020 he opened his initial cannabis store in Seattle, and in Feb. 2023 he opened a next one in the metropolis.