Ex-NBA star Shawn Kemp being launched, not dealing with expenses

No expenses are instantly being filed in opposition to former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp following his arrest in a drive-by taking pictures in Washington, prosecutors mentioned Thursday.

Kemp, 53, was booked for investigation of felony drive-by taking pictures shortly earlier than 6 p.m. native time Wednesday in Tacoma, on-line jail data present. No one was injured within the taking pictures.

Adam Faber, a spokesperson for the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, mentioned in an emailed assertion Thursday afternoon that that no expenses have been instantly being filed in opposition to Kemp and that he was being launched from jail pending additional investigation.

Tacoma police mentioned an altercation between occupants of two automobiles close to the Tacoma Mall led to pictures being fired early Wednesday afternoon. No accidents have been reported, and one of many vehicles fled the scene, in response to a launch from the police division on social media. A gun was recovered.

Kemp’s lawyer, Scott Boatman, mentioned in a press release to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday that Kemp’s automobile was damaged into and quite a few objects, together with an iPhone have been stolen. Kemp tracked his iPhone to an occupied automobile, and was shot at when he approached the automobile. Kemp then returned fireplace in self protection, Boatman says.

Kemp, who has two licensed hashish shops in Seattle, was a six-time NBA All-Star and performed for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1989 to 1997. He additionally performed for Cleveland, Portland and Orlando.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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