Legend Shawn Kemp arrested after firing a gun

NBA legend Shawn Kemp was arrested in Washington state yesterday, Wednesday. The former Seattle SuperSonics star has been accused of firing a gun in public.

The 53-year-old is currently being held in a prison in Pierce County, Washington. Police say there was an exchange of gunfire near the Tacoma Mall, but no one was injured. There is now a video of the incident. The media initially reported on a drive-by shooting.

The investigation is currently underway and according to the police, a weapon was seized. Four hours after the incident, Kemp was arrested and taken to the Pierce County Jail.

The former All-Star was arrested in 2005 for drug possession. Cocaine, cannabis and a semi-automatic weapon were found. Kemp was later found guilty. Kemp now co-owns a cannabis dispensary in Seattle, which opened in October 2020.

Kemp played over 1,000 NBA games between 1989 and 2003 and was the star of the Seattle SuperSonics when they lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1996 NBA Finals. The “Reign Man” was voted an All-Star six times and made the All-NBA Second Team three times (1994-1996). Here is Shawn Kemp’s legend story.


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