Former NBA star Shawn Kemp has been released after his arrest

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — No charges are immediately pending against former NBA star Shawn Kemp following his arrest in a shooting in Washington, prosecutors said Thursday.

Kemp, 53, was booked into the investigation of a drive-by shooting shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday in Tacoma, online jail records show. No one was injured in the Wednesday afternoon shooting.

Adam Faber, a spokesman for the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, said in an emailed statement Thursday afternoon that no charges were immediately filed against Kemp and that he is being released from jail pending further investigation. .

Kemp, who has two licensed cannabis stores in Seattle, 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.

Tacoma police said they arrested a 53-year-old man Wednesday after a shooting in a parking lot near the Tacoma Mall, but a spokeswoman on Thursday would not confirm if it was Kemp. The shooting followed an altercation between people in two vehicles; a car fled and a gun was recovered, police said.

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