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Arrest warrant sought for Chamique Holdsclaw after incident with ex-girlfriend

Chamique Holdsclaw in 2005 (Photo by: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Atlanta police have issued an arrest warrant for former University of Tennessee basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw following an incident involving a woman who called herself Holdsclaw's ex-girlfriend. Holdsclaw allegedly fired a gun inside a vehicle the woman was driving. The warrant is for charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Jennifer Lacy, who described herself as Holdsclaw’s former girlfriend, told police she was working out at a church on Ponce de Leon Avenue on Tuesday when Holdsclaw approached her and said she wanted to put some items in Lacy’s car.

According to an incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, as Lacy drove from the church she smelled gasoline inside her vehicle and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her.

Lacy, who is also a professional basketball player, said she drove to a friend’s house on Hemphill Avenue, at which time Holdsclaw got out of her car with a baseball bat and began smashing the windows in Lacy’s Range Rover, the report said.

Holdsclaw then fired a shot into the SUV, the report says, and a shell casing was found at the scene. She then fled.

Holdsclaw played in the WNBA for 12 seasons, the last in 2010, after leading the Tennessee Lady Vols to three national title. She has talked about her difficult upbringing and fighting depression in a book she released this year. Lacy currently plays for the Tulsa Shock.