- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 9, 2023

Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested Wednesday following a drive-by shooting in Washington state.

Kemp, who was an NBA All-Star with Seattle‘s former team, the SuperSonics, is accused of shooting in a mall parking lot in Tacoma after having an altercation with another vehicle, according to the city’s police.

Kemp, 53, was taken into custody shortly after. The other vehicle left the area after the shooting. No one was injured.

Pierce County jail records confirm that Kemp is booked at the facility.

“I’m not saying it would be any better, but if it was like DUI or something of that nature, you kind of see it,” one witness told KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate for Seattle. “But like a drive-by shooting, Shawn Kemp — he’s not shooting basketballs, right?”

An unnamed source told Fox 13 in Seattle that Kemp had property stolen from his car Tuesday and tracked the stolen goods to Tacoma Wednesday. As he approached the suspected thief, Kemp was shot at and returned fire, the sources said.

Kemp played with the SuperSonics from 1989 to 1997. He helped Seattle reach the NBA Finals in 1996.

• Matt Delaney can be reached at mdelaney@washingtontimes.com.

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