NBA Legend Shawn Kemp Released After Arrest In Drive-By Shooting Investigation, Footage From Inciden
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NBA Legend Shawn Kemp was arrested on felony drive-by-shooting charges in Pierce County Washington but was released as footage surfaced online shortly after.
Sonics Legend Shawn Kemp has been flying under the radar as of late and quietly opening cannabis shops in Seattle where he's loved and admired. His quiet life in Washinton state changed on Wednesday however when his face was plastered across the internet for an alleged drive-by shooting. We know that the statement alone sounds insane and makes you question what you read, but yes, it's true.
According to ESPN, Tacoma police reported an altercation between occupants of two different vehicles by the Tacoma Mall. Shots were exchanged but no injuries were reported. One person left the scene and records show Kemp was booked into Piere county on a felony drive-by-shooting charge.
Video of Shawn Kemp pulling the trigger ?? pic.twitter.com/JMfTxdV8Vl
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) March 9, 2023
Shortly after he was booked, a video appeared online reportedly of the incident in question. Kemp was later released by Tacoma police who are still investigating the incident.
"The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is not filing charges against Mr. Kemp today. This case's status will be "No Charges Filed" pending further investigation by Tacoma Police, and Mr. Kemp will be released."
FOX 13 revealed the confrontation was allegedly over items stolen from Kemp which he tracked to the location of the incident. The shooting allegedly happened when he confronted the party he suspected of the theft.
BREAKING: The Pierce Prosecuting Attorney's Office is not filing charges against Shawn Kemp today. This case's status will be "No Charges Filed" pending further investigation by Tacoma Police, Kemp will be released from jail. @fox13seattle https://t.co/5I4RcZ2EHP
— David Rose (@DavidRoseFOX13) March 9, 2023
This story is far from over and we will keep you updated with any new developments.