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Former Supersonic Shawn Kemp released after arrest following Tacoma Mall shooting

Shawn Kemp was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting in Tacoma.

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Former Seattle Supersonics star Shawn Kemp isn't facing charges at this point after being arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting at Tacoma Mall, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Thursday afternoon.

He was released from jail Thursday afternoon.

The case's status will be "no charges filed" pending further investigation by Tacoma police.

Kemp's attorney, W. Scott Boatman, released a statement to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday afternoon.

Kemp was booked into the Pierce County Jail Wednesday on investigation of a drive-by shooting.  

Police responded to a shooting following an altercation between two groups of people at the Tacoma Mall around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police were called to the mall after reports of shots being fired between the two groups in two separate vehicles. Kemp is suspected of firing off several rounds at the occupants of the other vehicle.

No injuries were reported and the other vehicle fled the area, according to police. 

Officers arrested Kemp at the Tacoma Mall without incident and recovered a gun at the scene.


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