NBA legend Shawn Kemp was arrested and booked at the Pierce County Jail in Washington on Wednesday night for an alleged drive-by shooting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Earlier today, the Tacoma Police Department announced that shots were fired in a local parking lot following an altercation between two drivers. No injuries were reported, and the gun was recovered.
At the time, the police announced that a 53-year-old male was booked for a drive-by shooting, and the jail's inmate listing verified that Kemp was indeed the man in question.
Roughly four hours after the incident occurred, Kemp was booked on the felony charge.
At 1:58 pm, an altercation between the occupants of 2 cars led to shots being fired at a parking lot in the 4500 blk of S. Steele St. One car fled. No injuries were reported. A gun was recovered. A 53-yr-old male was booked for Drive-By Shooting. The investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/XTIeU1I4Jj— Tacoma Police Department (@TacomaPD) March 9, 2023
This isn't Kemp's first arrest. In 2005, he was arrested in Shoreline, WA, for drug possession after he was found with a small amount of cocaine, marijuana and a semi-automatic pistol. He pleaded guilty to the drug-possession charge.
The following year, Kemp was arrested again for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Kemp played in the NBA from 1989-2003, suiting up for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic. The six-time All-Star was one of the NBA's best dunkers. Over the course of his 14-year NBA career, he averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals.