Shawn Kemp, six-time NBA All-Star, was booked in the Pierce County jail in Washington State on Wednesday in connection with a drive-by shooting. The former Seattle Supersonics forward was booked a couple minutes before 6 pm PT, according to Pierce County Corrections.
“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.”
No injuries were reported, and one of the vehicles fled the scene, according to a police statement on social media.
Pierce County’s online records show that 53-year-old Kemp was charged with shooting at 5:58 p.m. local time, approximately four hours after the incident.
According to Fox 13’s David Rose sources close to Kemp, his property stolen from his car on Tuesday. Apparently he tracked his iPhone to Tacoma on Wednesday and when he approached the vehicle, a suspect shot at him. He fired back in self-defense.
Kemp was a six-time NBA star who played 14 seasons in the league, including eight with the Seattle SuperSonics, which picked him 17th overall in the 1989 draft.