Police seeking Crittenton on murder charge
Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton is being sought by Atlanta police on a murder charge.
Police said Crittenton, 23, is wanted in the shooting of Jullian Jones on Aug. 19 in Atlanta.
A mother of four, Jones was shot in the hip and later died during surgery. Police believe Crittenton shot her from a black Chevrolet Tahoe.
Authorities said there were a number of witnesses to the shooting, and they don’t believe Jones was the intended target.
Two men walking with Jones are believed to have been the target. Police theorize that Crittenton was seeking retaliation after he was robbed in April.
A former standout at Georgia Tech and first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007, Crittenton was waived by Charlotte in October 2010.
He was involved in a highly publicized incident in December 2009, when he and then-Washington Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas pulled guns on each other in the team’s locker room.
Crittenton pleaded guilty on gun charges and was suspended for the remainder of the 2009-10 season.