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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: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Also....I blame OLD WHITE MEN in charge of finance and banks in our country for the destruction of our economy and way of life....So i am an EQUAL Opp hater...



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Devs91 is right - u can't rush to judgement (look at what happened in LA, that 1st suspect in the parking lot beating of the SF fan would have been lynched if an angry public had its way - and it turned out he was the wrong guy).  But at the same time, no one is gonna be surprised if a guy dumb enough to bring a gun into an NBA locker room used that same gun to commit a crime, it's not like these guys have handguns for when they go hunting.  Frown



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

Well said, Thanks for renewing my faith in human decency.



Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Crittenton charged with murder of Atlanta woman

What moron calls a shady person their friend and invites them over to put themselves in that position in the first place?



Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

This guy has not been convicted yet.He may or may not have anything to do with this crime.People should hold off on the judgements.



Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

whatever you guys dont feel sorry for him lol. why should you. who cares if this dipshit gets life in prison for acting like a stupid nigga. act like a normal person. shit wont happen to you.
But, your not a racist right.  Who makes a police report of being robbed, and then plots a retaliation murder?  We don't even know what race the shooter(s) is yet.  And please tell us what your defination of a "stupid nigga" is.  Then step away from your computer, and share your thoughts with a random black man.  One of two things will happen:
  1. He knocks you out.
  2. You actually talk to a black human being, instead of believing media driven stereotypes, and discover that we are all people with the same struggles and aspirations.
Middle class and poor people get stuck on the race issue too easy.  Rich and aspiring businessmen of all races understand that the only color that matter is green.  The only thing that really seperates people is class.  Think about that.  



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Another one...Ghetto trash......The numbers in pro sports are amazing of crimnals and a certain race. call me whatever you want to i am not Racist I just see it for EXACTLY What it is and WHO is pulling this CRAP.  Those who say it is Racism and are blind.....Stop worrying about what people say  and start worrying about what these Individuals are doing.  These "stars" (LOL - not in my book) are looked up to by the kids....The kids then turn out like them....So instead of worrying about calling it racism worry about FIXING the problem that comes from community and how you are raised.   Growing up in N.H. the black population was highly educated, had family morals and were every bit as good an addition to the community as any other race's family so I have seen both sides of this. The "Ghetto mentallity is the problem.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

They still play professional basketball in this country?  Why?



Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Why do we even have a judge and jury these days?  The "GODs" on this site agree that he is guilty.  That was one hell of a bullet to reach Atlanta from LA.  Most criminals that rob people have more than one enemy. It is an unfortunate situation, but this is America, and EVERYONE is entitled to due process.  Let's hear the facts of the case and then you, the "GODs," can judge him and hang him in the public square.  No eye witness, no evidence, but it "appears" to be a retaliation from that particular robbery.  How many robberies are these intended victims responsible for?  Since, it was Crittenton, let's pick that one.  Good case, Better Headline.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

whatever you guys dont feel sorry for him lol. why should you. who cares if this dipshit gets life in prison for acting like a stupid nigga. act like a normal person. shit wont happen to you.


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