Mayweather faces possible grand jury hearing

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. may face a grand jury over a
friend’s attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapons
charges in Las Vegas.

Ocie Harris, 27, described in a Las Vegas court as an
associate of Mayweather, is alleged to have shot at a man who
argued with Mayweater at a skating rink.

Harris reportedly fired on a BMW carrying Quincey Williams
and another man, Damien Bland, on August 23, 2009, after Williams
and Mayweather argued inside the Crystal Palace Skating Center. Six
bullet holes were found in the BMW and seven bullet casings were
found in the center’s parking lot, according to a police
report.

Police allege Harris was standing next to Mayweather and
another man when the shots were fired.

Neither Williams nor Bland were wounded.

Mayweather had denied knowing Harris, but was linked to him
through witnesses, surveillance tapes and records seized after when
authorities served a search warrant at Mayweather’s home.

Harris was not asked to enter a plea in relation to the
charges during a brief appearance in a Las Vegas court, Wednesday.
Prosecutors then announced that a grand jury could be asked to hear
the evidence against Harris and possibly Mayweather before
Harris’s next court appearance, scheduled for May 17.

No charges have been laid against Mayweather, and police have
said he is not a suspect in the case.

The dispute began with an argument over a text message
Williams had sent Mayweather, wishing him bad luck in his next
fight. Mayweather allegedly threatened Williams inside the skating
center. Witnesses claim Harris was talking with Mayweather minutes
before he opened fire on the BMW containing Williams and Bland.

Mayweather, 34, is undefeated as a pro, with 40 wins, 25 by
KO. His next scheduled fight is with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on
May 1.