Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested for attempted assault and unlawful possession of a weapon after an incident near Seattle. According to reports, Kemp had shot at a motorist after the driver allegedly slowed down in front of him in a dangerous manner.
Shawn Kemp, who was one of the best basketball players in the world in the 1990s, has been in and out of trouble in recent years, including several arrests for drug possession and a car accident under the influence of alcohol. Last weekend’s incident, however, marked a new escalation in his behavior.
Authorities have yet to release any further information on the incident, but it is believed that Kemp will have to spend extended time in jail as a result of the incident.
Who is Shawn Kemp and what happened??
Shawn Kemp was a former NBA star who was one of the most well-known basketball players in the 1990s. He played for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Cleveland Cavaliers, among others. For his career, he averaged 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Kemp was known for his athletic ability and spectacular dunking attacks.
However, Kemp has been in the headlines repeatedly over the years due to drug problems and other missteps. In 2005, he was sent to jail after shooting at a motorist. Kemp had argued with the motorist and then threatened him with a gun. He eventually fired several shots at the car. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Police were able to quickly locate Kemp and arrested him. He was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to seven months in prison. Kemp later admitted in interviews that he was under extreme stress at the time and didn’t know how to handle his problems anymore. He regrets his actions and has since tried to get his life together.
Shawn Kemp arrested and tried for shooting at motorist
Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested and tried for shooting at a motorist. The incident occurred near Seattle when Kemp got out of his car and fired at the other driver. The driver was injured and taken to a hospital.
Kemp was charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of weapons. He pleaded innocent and claimed that he had acted out of fear. Kemp was detained without bail and the court scheduled the hearing for a later time.
The shooting has caused a stir in the basketball world, as Kemp was a popular NBA player. Many of his former teammates and fans have expressed disappointment and shock. The court case will be heavily discussed in the media for weeks and months to come.
- Incident: shooting death of motorist near Seattle
- Charges: attempted murder and illegal possession of a weapon
- Plea: Kemp pleaded not guilty and claimed he acted out of fear
- Court case: Kemp was detained without bail, court set hearing for later time