17th June 2024

Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested Wednesday after a drive-by taking pictures in Tacoma, Wash.

Kemp, a six-time All-Star with the Seattle SuperSonics and Cleveland Cavaliers, was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of drive-by taking pictures, a felony. In accordance with the Pierce County Authorized Data Community Alternate, the cost is “not essentially” the cost underneath which Kemp was initially booked.

In accordance with the Tacoma Police Division’s account of the occasions that led to Kemp’s arrest, “an altercation between the occupants of two automobiles led to photographs being fired.”

In accordance with mutiple media stories, together with by The (Tacoma) Information Tribune, the taking pictures befell within the car parking zone of Tacoma Mall. Kemp was booked into the county jail at 5:58 p.m. PT (8:58 p.m. ET), 4 hours after the incident.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on the small print of Kemp’s arrest. Updates on Kemp’s authorized standing can be offered as they turn into out there.

Shawn Kemp age

Kemp is 53. He was born Nov. 26, 1969. 

Whereas he has a son with the identical title, Kemp’s age is the principle descriptor that clarifies that he’s a suspect within the drive-by taking pictures. Kemp retired from the NBA in 2003 at 33.

Shawn Kemp authorized historical past

In 2005, Kemp was arrested in Shoreline, Wash., on suspicion of drug possession. The King’s County Sherriff’s Workplace mentioned Kemp and one other man have been discovered with a small quantity of cocaine, about 60 grams of marijuana and a semiautomatic pistol.

Kemp was arrested once more in 2006 on suspicion of drug possession after he was discovered with lower than 2 ounces of marijuana throughout a site visitors cease in Houston.

Shawn Kemp NBA profession

Kemp, the No. 17 total choose within the 1989 NBA Draft, spent 14 years within the league with the SuperSonics, Cavaliers, Portland Path Blazers and Orlando Magic.

He earned six consecutive All-Star appearances from 1993-98 and three straight All-NBA Second Group picks starting within the 1993-94 season.

After retiring in 2003, Kemp has had a residence in Seattle. He has ventured into the hashish enterprise with two dispensaries.

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