Shawn Kemp launched from jail after alleged drive-by taking pictures
Shawn Kemp is now not detained in reference to an alleged drive-by taking pictures in Washington.
The previous Sonics celebrity was launched from jail at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, in keeping with Pierce County reserving information.
KIRO in Seattle reviews that prosecutors haven’t charged Kemp with a criminal offense whereas a Tacoma police investigation is pending.
Kemp is claiming self-defense within the incident.
“Late Tuesday night Shawn Kemp’s automobile was damaged into and quite a few gadgets had been stolen, together with an iPhone,” Kemp’s lawyer W. Scott Boatman instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski in an announcement.
“On Thursday, Mr. Kemp tracked his iPhone to an occupied automobile in a shopping center car parking zone in Tacoma.
“When Mr. Kemp approached the automobile in an try and retrieve his stolen property, people contained in the automobile shot at Mr. Kemp, who then returned fireplace in self-defense.
“There was not a drive by taking pictures as beforehand reported and Mr. Kemp’s actions had been cheap and legally justified. Mr. Kemp met with regulation enforcement on the scene in an try to help within the matter.
“Mr. Kemp has retained felony attorneys Aaron Kiviat and Tim Leary to characterize him and guarantee that he’s exonerated of all expenses.”
Video of the incident made its method to social media.
As Kemp approached the automobile in query and pulled out his gun, one onlooker appeared to say, “He’s bought the gun in his proper hand, and he’s yelling on the man within the 4Runner.”
One witness instructed TMZ that Kemp tossed his firearm in a bush in an try and ditch it, and that the gun was recovered by responding police.
The 53-year-old Kemp was a six-time NBA All-Star.
His profession spanned from 1990-2004 and he performed for the Supersonics, Cavaliers, Path Blazers and Magic.