Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw turned herself over to police on Thursday night due to an arrest warrant being issued in her name. The basketballer allegedly instigated a violent incident involving a former teammate and fired a gun inside the other woman’s car.
While details are sketchy, Holdsclaw reportedly asked ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy if she could put some things in Lacy’s Range Rover. Lacy complied, but as she drove off she smelled gasoline and realized Holdsclaw had dumped it in the back of her vehicle. She also realized the Olympic gold medalist was following her, and when she pulled over at a friend’s house, Holdsclaw jumped out of her vehicle and began smashing the windows of the Range Rover before firing a gun inside. Police recovered a shell casing and say they believe she was trying to create an explosion by firing into the gasoline.
Holdsclaw is being held in an Atlanta jail on $10,000 bond; Lacy was unharmed. While she hasn’t commented yet on what may have happened to trigger the incident, she did thank friends and family for being supportive and assured everyone she is okay.
Holdsclaw, who says she has attempted suicide in the past, wrote a memoir after her basketball career ended in 2010 in which she talks about a longtime battle with depression.