Mayweather not named suspect
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police investigating a shooting outside a skating rink seized two handguns, ammunition and two bulletproof vests from the home of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and two cars.
One of the alleged victims in the shooting incident also told investigators that the six-time champion threatened him 10 minutes before another man shot at his car from the rink's parking lot as they drove away on Sunday night, according to search warrant documents obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
No one was hurt in the shooting. Mayweather has not been named as a suspect, and a man police are seeking has not been arrested, police Sgt. John Loretto said.
The alleged victim, Quincey Williams, said Mayweather confronted him with two other men because Williams had sent Mayweather a text message one month earlier saying he hopes he loses his upcoming fight. One of the men was later identified as the shooter by the other alleged victim, Damein Bland.
Police have said they suspect a man named "O.C.," whom the victims said is an associate of Mayweather's known to carry firearms.
Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's manager, told the AP on Thursday that Mayweather was not involved in the incident. He referred questions to Mayweather's lawyer, Richard Wright.
"Whatever happened, if they say it had to do with Mr. Mayweather, they're mistaken," Wright said. "Other than that, he's concentrating on training for his fight."
Mayweather is scheduled for a Sept. 19 comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
His home, a gray and blue 2008 Rolls-Royce and a second car parked in his garage were searched on Monday, the warrant said.
After the search, Mayweather served as guest host on WWE's "Monday Night Raw," which was broadcast live on cable television.
The warrant said Mayweather told police that he drove the Rolls-Royce to the Crystal Palace Skating Center, but was unaware of any shooting. Mayweather said he did not know an "O.C.," the warrant said.
Wright said Mayweather was at the rink with his children, and that the guns seized from his home were taken from security guards, and registered to them.
Bland and Williams told police that as they left the rink, Mayweather, "O.C." and a third man, Jackie Ray Jones, were standing next to Mayweather's Rolls-Royce, the warrant said.
Bland said he then saw "O.C." reach down before he heard shots, then saw him holding a gun and flashes coming from it. He said Mayweather stood next to "O.C." and Jones during the shooting.
A silver Smith & Wesson handgun that police seized had one cartridge in its chamber, the documents said. Police also took a 9mm silver and black Bryco Arms handgun, a holster and three magazines containing live rounds. Police also said they took two cell phones, a photo album and two plastic drinking bottles.
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