Retired SuperSonics legend “Reign Man” Shawn Kemp has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting, according to reports.
On Wednesday afternoon, Tacoma Washinton police responded to reports of shots fired at the parking lot of the Tacoma mall.
There was an altercation between people in two vehicles.
According to police, the driver of one of the vehicles fired several rounds at the other vehicle.
There were no injuries, the police report reveals.
The vehicle that was being shot at fled the scene.
“Officers located the suspect who had fired off the shots on Tacoma Mall property and detained him without incident,” police said.
“A firearm was recovered from the scene.”
According to the Pierce county corrections booking website, Kemp is being held and is charged with “drive-by shooting.”
A witness to the altercation
“I was helping a customer and I heard a couple shots, and the mail lady was coming in and she said, ‘The guy in the red vest just shot somebody,’” witness Brandyn Payne told a CBS affiliate.
Payne told KIRO that she recorded the incident.
“And then I ran over there and locked all my doors and started videotaping it.”
“Ex-NBA star Shawn Kemp fired a gun during a parking lot altercation prior to his felony arrest on Wednesday … footage obtained by TMZ Sports shows.”
— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) March 9, 2023
This isn’t the first time Kemp has been in trouble, however.
He was arrested in 2005 and 2006 for drug possession.
Kemp was a first-round draft pick in the 1989 NBA draft.
He went to play for the Seattle Supersonics.
Kemp was the youngest player in the NBA at the time.
He was given the nickname “Reign Man.”
He spent most of his time in the NBA with the Supersonics he also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Orland Magic.
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