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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.


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.


Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:20 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

The Wizards are still the Bullets no matter how some NBA owner wants to make it look.  That is the true lesson, this stuff didn't happen with former Bullets athletes.  It has all gone downhill since the lie was branded unto the Washington NBA team.  Lies.  Misdirects.  Denials.

Since: Jul 18, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:07 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges


Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 8:47 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

and we should let everyone have guns? he was a stupid person with guns when he was with the wiz

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 8:44 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

like i said nigga's will be nigga's. cant stop the tnb from happening

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2011 8:19 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

All who had negative comments on this blog... you guys are f-ing CLOWNS.  This is America.  It's stupid people like you that is the cancer in this country.  This is a country where you remain INNOCENT until proven guilty.  Before you start running your mouths and sounding stupid... remember that your stupidity is what jeopardizes the freedoms we enjoy in this great country.  I'm not defending this gy or any other criminal, a right that WE all enjoy, is one of being presumed innocent until priven guilty.  Until then... shut up please... you just make yourself sound stupid!  Yes... I AM a lawyer!

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:44 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

The Lizards have made a lot of dumb personnel moves over the years but one of their smarter decisions was releasing

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:28 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Hey wildcatter if crittenton did it then he deserves to go away for life.  He was involved in murdering a young thug who apparently robbed him.  As for the young woman  she is entering the prime of her life she is not even half way home to having the standard litter (appropos term) that she is due to have  shes got 8 more to go

Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:59 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

A mother of four at age 22...HUH??? Thank you Mr. Crittenton, thank you for saving the taxpayer some $$$! Now if you really want to help out some more, there's no shame in offing yourself. Just saying! The taxpayer would sure appreciate it, last thing we need is the burden of supporting another thug for LIFE!

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:41 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

What a piece of shit.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:37 am

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Crittenton's claim to fame is that he was part of the deal that brought Gasol to LA.  This thug is a waste of DNA.  Let's hope he grows old playing prison yard ball for cell block C.  The world is a safer place with this dude inside the pen.

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