Former NBA star Shawn Kemp has been arrested in a shooting

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested in connection with a shooting in Tacoma, Wash., and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Online jail records show Kemp was booked into the drive-by shooting investigation shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pierce County Superior Court records showed Kemp, 53, was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

Kemp was a six-time NBA All-Star and played for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1989 to 1997. He also played for Cleveland, Portland and Orlando.

Kemp made his NBA debut in the 1989-90 season as a 20-year-old who had never played college basketball. He became known for his athletic, high-flying dunks.

Kemp owns two cannabis stores in Seattle.


This story has been corrected to delete references to Kemp being charged in the shooting. Online court records do not reflect that charges have yet been filed.

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