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Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:48 pm
Edited on: August 27, 2011 1:08 pm
 
By Matt Moore

Javaris Crittenton, a former NBA player best known for being suspended by the league for bringing a gun into the Washington Wizards' locker room, has been charged with murder in the shooting of a woman in Atlanta.

From WSBTV in Atlanta
An arrest warrant has been issued for former NBA player and Georgia Tech star Javaris Crittenton in connection with the shooting death of a mother of four, Atlanta police said.

The shooting happened Aug. 19 shortly before 10 p.m. in the 2900 block of Macon Drive in southwest Atlanta.

Investigators said 22-year-old Jullian Jones was walking with others when someone from a dark SUV opened fire. Jones was struck and later died.
via Former NBA player, Ga. Tech star wanted in killing - News Story - WSB Atlanta

The report also states that the targets were two unarmed men in the company of the victim and the shooting is believed to be in retaliation for a robbery of Crittenton in April.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the FBI is involved in the investigation, and that Crittenton is not in custody, as he's currently in L.A. The two men believed to be the target were unharmed and fled the scene. The AJC reports that several people witnessed the shooting.

NBA LEGAL TROUBLE

An athletic guard with handle, Crittenton was drafted by the Lakers, and was then traded to the Grizzlies in the Pau Gasol deal, then later dealt to the Wizards. He infamously became entrenched in the bet that wound up with Gilbert Arenas bringing out his guns in the locker room, with Crittenton making similar threats. He was signed briefly with the Bobcats before the 2010-2011 season but was waived prior the season and finished the year with the D-League. 

More from the Associated Press report: 
Jones, a mother of four, was walking with a group of people on the city's southwest side when she was shot by someone inside a dark-colored SUV, police said.

Investigators say they don't believe the woman was the intended target. Campos said the motive appears to be retaliation for a robbery in April, in which Crittenton was a victim.

Crittenton was suspended for the final 38 games of the 2009-10 season by the NBA after he and Arenas acknowledged bringing guns into the locker room. Two days after a dispute stemming from a card game on a team flight, Arenas brought four guns to the locker room and set them in front of Crittenton's locker with a sign telling him to "PICK 1." Crittenton then took out his own gun.

Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge on Jan. 25, 2010, and received probation.

After the Wizards declined to re-sign him, he signed a non-guaranteed contract with Charlotte before last season. The Bobcats waived him Oct. 15, and he then played five games in China for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, averaging 25.8 points. He also played 20 games for the NBDL's Dakota Wizards, averaging 14.3 points.

Crittenton was drafted 19th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007. He played little with Los Angeles and was traded to Memphis in his rookie year, then to Washington in December 2008.

Crittenton averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 assists in 113 NBA games.

Comments

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Spoken like a true Raiders fan. Have you stabbed anyone today, Mandingo. Oh, and guess what....I was on the front line, no Mandingos there. Too scary. THEY would rather serve my food and cut my hair then to get in harm's way.



Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

You can blame the black ghetto mentality a lot of these 'athletes' have for crimes like this.  You'd think a guy who played his way into the pros would realize how blessed he is rather than pulling crap like this.
So you the jury find the alledged GUILTY as accused by a journalist.  Thank God for your judgement.  



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

CoopStar, what you are hearing is the voices of people who watch uncivilized animals destroy everything around them everyday. Some people are unable to play by society's rules and bring down EVERYONE in their community. It's that way in Philly, where I live. A lot of people in Philly feel entitled to everything because they have been given free handouts their whole lives, for some its been generations. Nothing to work hard for, content to let WHITEY give handouts, placing further strain on the American taxpayer. Then, when a 1:100,000 actually makes it rich in the world, all they want to do is act like a rap-video tough guy. Spitting out nonsense words and making babies..WWWHHHHHHAAAATTTT, YYYEEEAAHHHH, makes you a idol to some ignorant animals. WE, the hard workers in life, are tired of useless animals pretending to be human.



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

4 kids at 22???

Hoe please, didnt you learn to use a condom after you got pregnant the first time at 14



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

old white jewish men to be exact



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Thank you



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

wow



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

You can blame the black ghetto mentality a lot of these 'athletes' have for crimes like this.  You'd think a guy who played his way into the pros would realize how blessed he is rather than pulling crap like this.



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

great, 4 more kids on welfare
They already were on welfare, the mom was 22 and had all of them.  If anything, one LESS person on welfare.



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Crittenton was suspended for the final 38 games of the 2009-10 season by the NBA after he and Arenas acknowledged bringing guns into the locker room. Two days after a dispute stemming from a card game on a team flight, Arenas brought four guns to the locker room and set them in front of Crittenton's locker with a sign telling him to "PICK 1." Crittenton then took out his own gun.

Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge on Jan. 25, 2010, and received probation.


YEAH A REAL GOOD GUY.   Real men don't need a gun to be tough.  Sounds like a chicken man to me.




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