What We Know So Far About Retired NBA Star Shawn Kemp’s Arrest

An altercation led to shots being fired, investigators say.

Shawn Kemp, a six-time NBA All-Star, was arrested Wednesday (March 8) in connection with a drive-by shooting in Tacoma, Wash.,ESPN reports.

Pierce County online records indicate the former Seattle SuperSonics player was booked for a felony charge at 5:58 p.m.

An altercation between occupants of two vehicles led to shots being fired at a parking lot, the Tacoma Police Department tweeted. One car fled the scene in this ongoing investigation. No injuries were reported, and a gun was recovered.

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Kemp, 53, was instrumental in the SuperSonics’ success in the 1990s, according to The Seattle Times. He entered the NBA as a talented rookie in the 1989-90 season, without ever having played college basketball, and played 14 seasons in the league.

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