OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, WNBA ALL-STAR INDICTED IN SHOOTING
Olympic gold medalist, WNBA All-Star Chamique Holdsclaw is indicted in Atlanta for a shooting involving her ex-girlfriend.
Holdsclaw played on the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in the 2000 Games before beginning a pro career with the WNBA that included six All-Star slections.
But yesterday, prosecutors filed a six count indictment against Holdsclaw, 35, with aggravated assault, criminal damage and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones told media.
After an argument with Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, 29, who told police she was Holdsclaw's ex-girlfriend, the hoops great was arrested.
Holdsclaw and Lacy were Atlanta Dream teammates in 2009.
Police said that Holdsclaw smashed the windows to Lacy's car, shooting it repeatedly on the night of Nov. 13, 2012 in what appeared to be a lover’s spat.
No one was injured.
After a court appearanceshotly after the shooting incident, Holdsclaw's attorney said he talked with Lacy and they were trying to resolve the case amicably.
''They are still friends and we expect the alleged victim to support a proper resolution of this,'' said Holdsscraw’s attorney Edward Garland. ''In no way did she use the gun to threaten or assault the alleged victim, or do so with a baseball bat.''
He acknowledged that Holdsclaw caused damage to Lacy's car, but claimed she never intended to hurt her former GF and ex-teammate.
Prosecutors evidently felt otherwise and Holdsclaw now is out on $100,000 bond.
A court date has yet to be docketed.