Jennifer Lacy and Chamique Holdsclaw were former teammates in the WNBA and played for the Atlanta Dream in 2008-2009. Chamique, former WNBA star, and Jennifer, who is currently playing for the Tulsa Shock, also were a pair off the court and were involved in a dating relationship.
However, the relationship turned destructive and violent when Holdsclaw allegedly smashed the windows of Lacy’s vehicle as well as firing a 9 mm gun inside. Lacy was not hurt and Holdsclaw was eventually arrested.
According to Lacy, she was at a church gym working out when Holdsclaw arrived and approached her. Lacy left the gym and said that she noticed that Holdsclaw was following her in another vehicle. Finally, Lacy ended up driving to a friend’s house and pulled over. It was at this point that she said Holdsclaw got out of her vehicle and started her attack.
Holdsclaw got out of her car with a baseball bat and began to smash the windows of Lacy’s Range Rover. She then produced a firearm, proceeded to shoot inside Lacy’s vehicle and then drove away. Unsurprisingly, police ended up issuing a warrant for Holdsclaw’s arrest. Lacy was uninjured and Holdsclaw turned herself in to police Thursday evening.
Holdsclaw turned herself in and was booked into the Fulton County jail. She now faces multiple charges of two counts of criminal damage to property, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bail was said to be set at $10,000 and as of early Friday morning, she was still in jail.
TMZ has reported a short time ago that she was finally released from jail wearing an ankle monitor. Her court date is November 30 and was ordered not to contact Lacy. According to TMZ, police found a 9mm shell casing at the scene. In the police report that TMZ obtained, Lacy was not hurt; however, she did say that she felt scared when she noticed that Holdsclaw was following her.
Sadly, Holdsclaw has fallen from grace as, according to the Journal-Constitution, she is one of the most famous women’s basketball stars having played 12 seasons in the WNBA. In the 1999 draft, Holdsclaw was the No.1 pick and in the 2000 Games, she played on the U.S. Olympic team and won a gold medal.
Though announcing her retirement in 2007, the 35-year-old finished playing in 2010 for the San Antonio Silver Stars. She also wrote her memoir, “Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot.” It details her childhood in a Queens, NY project, how she struggled with suicide as well as her attempt of committing suicide. In a statement issued by the Shock, Lacy said, “I want to thank my family, friends, fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time. I have never felt more love from my fans in supporting me.”
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