Shawn Kemp: Former NBA star arrested in connection with drive-by shooting

(CNN) Former Seattle SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp, who was arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday, will be released from jail and no charges will be filed at this time, according to a spokesman for a Washington state prosecutor’s office.

In a statement sent to CNN on Thursday, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Adam Faber said no charges will be filed today.

“The status of this case will be ‘No Charges Filed’ pending further investigation by Tacoma Police and Mr. Kemp will be released,” he wrote.

Kemp, 53, was arrested and booked Wednesday night in connection with a shooting incident, according to Darren Moss Jr., a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, and online jail records.

Details of the alleged incident were not immediately available. CNN was unable to reach a representative for Kemp and has not been able to determine whether he has legal representation.

A six-time NBA All-Star, Kemp played 14 seasons in the league from 1989 to 2003, most notably for the Seattle SuperSonics in his first eight years. Debuting a year out of high school, he was one of the few players at the time to have been drafted without playing in college.

The star power forward helped Seattle to the 1996 NBA Finals, where the Sonics fell to the Chicago Bulls. Kemp also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic.

He lives in the Seattle area and owns several cannabis dispensaries.

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