Seattle SuperSonics legend Shawn Kemp is not going to be charged in connection to a drive-by capturing in Tacoma, Wash.
Kemp was booked in Pierce County Jail on Wednesday, which was an hour after the capturing occurred round 2 p.m. PT. The capturing passed off after an altercation in a car parking zone close to the Tacoma Mall between occupants of two vehicles. Police additionally recovered a gun on the scene.
But after additional investigation, the Tacoma Police Department isn’t submitting any expenses in opposition to Kemp, who had an preliminary court docket look set for 1:30 p.m. PT Thursday.
“This case’s standing will likely be ‘No Charges Filed’ pending additional investigation by Tacoma Police, and Mr. Kemp will likely be launched,” the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned in an e-mail to KIRO Newsradio in Tacoma.
Police initially posted to Twitter to clarify the scenario.
SUPERSONICS LEGEND SHAWN KEMP BOOKED IN WASHINGTON JAIL IN CONNECTION WITH DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
“At 1:58 pm [PT], an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles led to pictures being fired at a car parking zone within the 4500 blk of S. Steele St. One automobile fled. No accidents have been reported. A gun was recovered. A 53-yr-old male was booked for Drive-By Shooting. The investigation is ongoing.”
FOX13 Seattle is reporting that sources near Kemp say his property was stolen from his automobile on Tuesday, and after monitoring his iPhone to Tacoma on Wednesday, he approached the automobile to get well his misplaced objects.
A suspect then fired a shot at him and Kemp fired again in self-defense, police mentioned. No accidents have been reported.
Kemp spent eight seasons in Seattle taking part in for the SuperSonics, although the franchise finally moved to Oklahoma City and adjusted its identify to “Thunder.” Kemp would go on to retire after the 2002-2003 season with the Orlando Magic.
During his time in Seattle, Kemp went to 5 straight All-Star Games from 1992 to 1997, choosing up his sixth profession invitation with the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout the 1997-1998 season.
Kemp performed a complete 14 NBA seasons, retiring on the age of 33 with 14.6 factors, 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists averaged over 1,051 video games.
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