A former bodyguard for boxing champ Floyd Mayweather was sentenced to prison for a Las Vegas shooting, the Associated Press reports.
A judge sentenced 30-year-old Ocie Harris to two to five years in prison for an Aug. 23, 2009 shooting outside Crystal Palace Skate Center that followed an argument that involved the victims and Mayweather. He was also ordered to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution, according to the AP.
Harris shot seven bullets at a BMW sedan driven by Damein Bland and Quincey Williams. Six shots hit the victims’ vehicle, but they not wounded.
Prosecutor initially sought to charge Mayweather in the shooting as they pressured Harris to link him to the incident, according to Harris’ lawyer Tom Pitaro.
The feud started when Williams texted Mayweather with a message saying he hoped the boxer would lose an upcoming fight. Mayweather responded that he would have Williams “trumped,” according to CBS News.
Harris originally faced two attempted murder charges and one felony weapon charge. Prosecutors dropped those charges in exchange for Harris to accept an Alford plea. Harris was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of firing a weapon into a vehicle.
Bland and Williams have filed a civil lawsuit claiming Mayweather planned the shooting. The case is pending and is scheduled to begin next July.
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