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Super Sonics Legend Shawn Kemp Booked for Drive-by Shooting in Washington

Six-time NBA All-Star Super Sonics legend Shawn Kemp,53, has been booked for a drive-by shooting in Pierce County Jail in Washington on Wednesday. The star was booked into prison an hour after the shooting.

The Tacoma Police Department issued a statement on social media, saying: “At 1:58 pm, an altercation between the occupants of 2 cars led to shots being fired at a parking lot in the 4500 blk of S. Steele St. One car fled. No injuries were reported. A gun was recovered. A 53-year-old male was booked for Drive-By Shooting. The investigation is ongoing.”

No injuries were reported. According to the county record, Kemp was booked at 5:58 p.m. Pacific time and charged with a felony. The NBA star remains in custody. As per the Washington law, a drive-by shooting, which is listed as a Class B felony, carried a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Kemp spent 8 years at the SuperSonics and also made the All-Star team as a member of the Cavaliers and Trail Blazers during an illustrious career spanning from 1900 to 2004.

Mr. Kemp was arrested in 2006 for marijuana possession in Houston, Texas.

Users on social media responded to the news of the drive-by shooting with hilarious memes

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Written by Aliyah Collins