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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 1, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

 This fool shooting at someone who he thinks robbed him , either way killing the right person the damn fool still goes to jail. now I bet he is sitting at home regretting that move send his stupid ass to jail for life, I hope they make him the girlfriend of the prison. I mean for this butt head to do this means he never let the hood go even attending college , playing in the NBA the life from the streets never left this fool. Send his ass durectly to jail



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

It's hard to believe that someone with millions of dollars can be so stupid. If you get robbed, and you're rich, why wouldn't you let the cops deal with it? Makes you wonder if these guys actually learn anything in college. He's one of the athletes that wnt to have street cred, nothing says street cred like life in prison. It would be laughable had a woman not died from this garbage.



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Wow. How did we get from there to here? Bravo to you, BA. You brought a tragic street murder all the way to Armageddon. Nice work!



Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

I thought u trolls all liked the idea of retaliation?  The web is full of '...if that robbery woulda happened to me I woulda ______' chickensh*ts.  Oh wait it's a brotha, nevermind.  You could stand on the Moon and see the next world superpower is coming from the east, and your past Muslim foe is gaining strength and influence as well.  And what will you do when your greed get you into another major world conflict?  You're gonna want a stud Mandingo on that front line, as with every other conflict this nation has undertaken.  Maybe we'll join, or maybe we'll politely say no and watch your stolen empire crumble, I can't answer that one.  Continue on racists...

As for the current article, hopefully the perpetrators will be caught and made to pay for their heinous crime. 

Have you paid for yours???




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Guessing Gilbert had a good reason to bring out those guns in the locker room after all. 



Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Thats an interesting observation Jet214. I was thinking the same thing about everytime I turn on the news another white man in killing his wife, kids and then himself. They must be stupid because the're not blaming the white man.

Have a good one.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

You can remove the loser from the hood, but you can't remove the hood from the loser!



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Add another loser to the many on the NBA loser list.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Every time I open the CBSSports.com web page another black athlete has been arrested or convicted of a major crime. Is it just an IQ issue??  Are they just stupid? You can only blame the “white man” for so long. Grow up!

Racism is an IQ issue!


It's not really a racist statement, maybe a little extreme...In fact a lot of people do blame others for there problems and decisions..I'm not just talking people of other races...everyone plays the blame game these days.. No reason for this guy to be out there shooting people, what a sad, waste of a talent.....yes, he didn't play a lot in the NBA, but he still is a talented individual.I really hope he didn't actually do this...because remember, your innocent until proven guilty.I hope they have some facts or evidence, because there's not much in this story, there do desperate to fill the page they repeat themselves.



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Warrant issued for Crittenton on murder charges

Racism is an IQ issue!


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