Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at 4:01 pm  |  72 responses

Javaris Crittenton Wanted For Murder

Shocking news out of Georgia involving former NBA player Javaris Crittenton—he’s wanted in the homicide death of a 23-year-old Atlanta woman. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “When he saw the person he believed robbed him, a former NBA player and Georgia Tech standout fired gunshots from a black SUV, striking a 23-year-old mother of four, Atlanta police said. Now, Javaris Crittenton, 23, faces a murder charge in the death of Jullian Jones, authorities said Friday night. ‘It appears Mr. Crittenton observed who he thought was the perpetrator walking down the street,’ Major Keith Meadows told the AJC. ‘It so happens Miss Jones was walking down the street at the same time.’ Jones was walking with others near her Macon Drive home in southwest Atlanta around 10 p.m. Aug. 19 when she was shot, police said. Several witnesses told police the shots were fired from a black Chevrolet Tahoe. Jones was struck in the leg and later died during surgery. Two men walking with Jones fled and were not injured, and investigators now believe one of those men was the intended target. Investigators believe Crittenton may have been seeking retaliation after being robbed of his jewelry April 21, Meadows said. Crittenton reported that crime to police. Crittenton is not in custody and is believed to be in the greater Los Angeles area, Meadows said. Atlanta detectives are working with the FBI to take him into custody.”

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  • ChristianBulleN

    ^ Not the right reaction to four children having to grow up motherless.

  • tdot

    This guy is a moron. Seriously. You would think getting kicked out of the NB f*king A would make you clean up your act.

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    23? Man, it seems like he’s been in the league forever. He went one and done at Georgia Tech, “played” for the Lakers, then the whole gun thing. Now this. Man, he’s lived a lifetime in like five years. I feel bad for those children that have a mother that was gunned down on accident.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    What a clown.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Couldn’t shoot a jumper with accuracy.
    Can’t shoot a gun with accuracy.

  • nathan

    shooting a gun and shooting a jumper are completely different. dumb joke. This is very sad.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    “When keeping it real goes terribly wrong”.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    It wasn’t a joke.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    And no one ever said that shooting guns and jumpers aren’t different.
    Get over yourself.

  • MikeC.

    @Phil – I see you on that. Both simply statements of fact.
    @Javaris Crittenton – enjoy Federal Pound Me In The @ss prison. Idiot.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    So was he allowed to skip Turn The Other Cheek 101 at SACA?

  • D.O.

    Prayin’ for her poor family and kids. More than just getting caught and punished, I hope Javaris realizes what he’s done. That’s the only punishement that will ever fit the crime.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    “Oh, its guilty until proven innocent huh? That’s how we workin’ huh?”

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    Checking out the 405 for White Broncos…

  • @Deknowz


  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    And we wonder where the bad stereotypes of the NBA come from…

  • http://twitter.com/#!/MichaelJR_NZ Michael NZ

    Still only 23 too. Sad.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Sad news for the innocent woman’s family.. Javaris is indeeed an idiot, and the law WILL catch-up to him.. But really, who dies from a GSW to the leg??

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    @Boss Terry:
    There are arteries in the back of the leg.
    If you are hit there…


    ^ You gotta be kidding me. If you get shot in the leg and it hits your femoral artery you likely die. Sean Taylor (Miami Hurricanes/ Washington Redskins free safety) died that way. God bless the children who lost their mother.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I know, just seems kinda uncommon… Didnt mean any disrespect, still a sad situation..

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    SMH this n*gga here….and yes he is a n*gga. I aint got no respect for a dude that kill a 23-year old mother in the street and on top of that he didnt even hit who he was aiming at. F**k this punk, I hope he dont ever see the light of day

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Co-sign Orange and Boss Terry.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    No one should be making any jokes about this. I’m not gonna gang up on Javaris until a verdict is passed, but if this is true… I really didn’t see a guy like Javaris getting into anything like this. You don’t expect this from any NBA player, but the gun thing notwithstanding, I’m still extra shocked he’d even be a suspect.

  • Allenp

    This is not where stereotypes come from. Stereotypes cmd from laziness and/or prejudice.
    But man this was tragic when I first heard about it and so senseless. Shooting someone over a robbery is stupid unless you are a full blown criminal. Everybody loses in this case but that woman’s family lost the most.

  • rich

    @Jukai i agree with you, i wouldnt even expect this from an nfl player and those guys are in legal trouble more often than nba guys. the whole senario makes no sense to me though. what would he drive-by a woman for? if he owed him money i dont think he would shoot her over it. I know it was the wrong person he shot but why would he have anyone to shoot. all the has to do to make himself happy is watch film of actual guards and work on his jumper and conditioning. this sillieness seems below an nba player and while im sure he knows who did this, I dont believe he is the one who shot this woman until i hear some evidence

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    It does just seem like such an out of character thing for someone with a pro basketball career. Its not like he was banned from the league and had to resort to a life of crime. Its just a shame that a life is lost over some freakin jewelry.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    rich: According to the police report, they believe Javaris saw a person who had robbed him earlier in the year… Javaris filed a police report about the issue and the police noted he was upset and delivered some “I want to find this guy myself” type threats.
    When Jaravis believed he found the man, he rolled up in a car and fired his weapon out the window at the person, but missed and hit a woman (who may have been with the suspect). The woman bled to death.
    I have no idea what evidence they have, and Javaris may very well be vindicated from this in the end, but it is very scary stuff.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    And Arenas’ tweet is just ugh. Stay silent, you sh*t head.

  • Yesse

    I really wonder what is going through Crittenton’s head.

  • fish sticks

    wtf is wrong with this country when people’s first reaction is to start shooting.

  • Matul

    @fish sticks: that’s because regular people in your country can carry guns. Not trying to start anything, just pointing out the elephant in the room.

  • EJ

    Why do rich people have to act ghetto? What a punk.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    How the hell does somebody act “ghetto”? I know plenty of people from the “ghetto” and none of them have ever resorted to killing an innocent woman.

  • OneStep

    Now perhaps we have some perspective on the Arenas-Crittenton locker room gun incident. I was one of those who thought the league were right to come down hard on both players because of the seriousness of such behaviour. Here we have what seems like proof that joking around with guns and treating guns like just another personal effect often leads to a dulled sense of their life-threatening capabilites. There is little the NBA can do to educate its employees about the dangers of guns if those people are deaf to such teachings. They really only have one avenue of action in the circumstances and that is to come down hard and attempt to expel the problem from the league.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    Don’t you worry. Nancy Grace at the crack staff at CNN/HLN will not rest a wink until Jullian Jones’ alleged murderer is apprehended and brought to justice. The mother of 4 tots is dead, so Nancy will be compelled to have reporters and investigators and bounty hunters scouring both sides of the continent in the search for Javaris Crittenton.

    Wait, what’s that? Ms. Jones is not WHAT? Oh… well, scratch that. Never mind!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Is not white?

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    @Javaris Crittenton – with all them millions of dollars, or thousands…how did you managed to get caught? Now, use those millions, or thousands to leave the country and be ready to live on the run…why didnt you just think with your damn brain did a smart kill, instead, you killed an innocent mother of four, and whoever stole your damn jewels (which you could afford more) are laughing right now, knowing you wont be able to kill him or catch him again, instead the FBI, Homeland Security, and Central Terrorist Agency along with agent Flowers, are looking for yo’ ass and will kick you in the nuts!!!

    enjoy your time in prison kid…should’ve thought with your head, not with your gun. tool.

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  • BostonBaller

    Sad on both sides…wasted life with idiotic decisions for some time and a life taken too soon that effects children…be careful who your kids hang around…simply a sad affair. Prayers go up

  • BostonBaller

    wow…”a smart kill”? “live on the run”? “we aim to hit”? this is part of the larger problem in general. pull your pants up from around your thighs and buy a clue….WOW

  • EJ

    This story sounds pretty ghetto to me. Somebody stole your jewerly, and you just drive by and shoot somebody. That’s pretty ghetto, like “gangsta ghetto”, not just regular poor people.

  • B-More Mike

    Sean Taylor died from a leg shot, It’s possible. I remember watching Crit in the Mcdonald’s game & hearing he was going 2 Tech as a devout Tarheeel fan I was actually a little nervous cause the kid was a problem on the court. Then he gets drafted by my Lakers I thought this kid was going 2 take fisher spot. But that’s all distant now. Condolences 2 the woman’s family & especially the 4 kids who now have 2 face life without their Mom.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    Javaris must really be Bout That Life Sentence.

  • irondan21

    When i read on espn that a former wizard was wanted for murder i knew it was Javaris b4 I even saw his name. F@@k this idiot!

  • Double J

    Ya this is nothing to joke about, someone is dead. Phil you made a joke, don’t try and cover it up.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to Ray Carruth and Van Bret Watkins.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    And again, it wasn’t a joke.
    My comment before this one is a bad joke.

  • Allenp

    Lot of stereotyping here

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I hope he gets caught and appears on A&E, Beyond Scared Straight, talking to other wanna be thugs, who think guns, violence and gangs is the answer. He will be crying the rest of his life in prison and will become someones side piece. BOOK IT!!

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    F*ck javaris crittenton

  • fruizm

    @EJ….youre an idiot.

  • Samco

    He’s got how many millions for just being an okay basketball player with some potential, and he wants to kill somebody over some jewelry??? selfish selfish selfish selfish!

  • Kilo

    What a dummy this guy is. A fool, no common sense. All the work all the effort and the haters and the B.S. these guys suffer though, and you throw it away over some crap? Really?

  • MA

    Not only Javaris should be put away in jail, but also the man who was the target. It is likely that he saw it coming and put the woman
    (his friend ?) between them.
    We also know that he fled the scene.

  • Waskito

    If you bring gun in your everyday routine, eventually you will use it. You will have a pseudo courage, a pseudo confidence which can lead to something you will regret. I think gill zero was lucky that day…….

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    (overheard in Juárez right about now) “¡Hola, amigo! Mi nombre es Señor Javarez Crittentón. ¿Dónde está Taco Bello?”

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Shout out to Mike Danton.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Wow. Died from a shot to tha leg. Makes me feel blessed being that i took 6 before n survived. Cant take things for granted. My heart goes out to her kids, even if she did do it, she didnt deserve that

  • chazz michael michaels

    hmm can’t wait to see him on The First 48. lmfao.

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    Javaris’s life is over as we know it. Prayers to the young woman’s family.This is all so sad !!!

  • LolReally

    The woman who died wasn’t so innocent. She was keeping company with a man who was going around robbing people. A clear case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Had she been home watching those kids or at work she would still be alive.

  • Kobe

    This guy needs to just go to the pen bra. None of that nonsense is wanted or needs to happen even if it was a reaction to him getting robbed he could have handle it differently.

  • DeeDre

    @LolReally Lol really? How are you gonna judge this woman just because she was traveling with that guy. it could have been a number of scenarios we just don’t know. And even if she was “keeping him company” she probably had nothing to do with the robbery and didnt deserve to die from a stray bullet

  • MikeC.

    Another reason that handguns should be banned. If all he had access to was a rifle, he would have been able to aim better.

  • seriousblack

    The “jokes” on here aren’t funny. Not suprisingly, they came from the regular idiots here at slamonline… EJ’s comments were stupid, but LolReally takes the cake for ignorance on here. Who the hell are you to judge that woman? You don’t know a damn thing about her or the company she keeps. Just as you can jump to conclusions about the victim’s “innocence”, I can go ahead and assume your mother was far worse a parent than she was. How else could you have grown up to be such an insensitive, ignorant, d-bag if your mom hadn’t failed at giving you a proper upbringing? People who were raised properly don’t usually share your mentality. See how that works, stupid? As for Crittenton, we don’t really know if or why he shot that woman. All we know is that based on the preliminary investigation he is the suspect that appears to have done this. Based on his previous behavior and the police details made public, I too believe there is a strong possibility he may have committed this murder. I hate when society’s morons start quoting bits and pieces of amendments in our Constitution, but don’t know a damn thing about it. There are no clauses that govern public opinion. Innocent until proven guilty is how we should be viewed in the eyes of the law. The rest of us are free to think and feel whatever the hell we want.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    He’s Comin’ Home!

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    i know many have said this before, but i’ll reiterate. no one should be fuc.king joking about this. ever.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Yeah, that was ether by serious black. I’m going to have to use that approach the next time somebody makes some wild assumptions.

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  • Jc

    Femoral artery…like in black hawk down when the kid gets shot in the leg…and ultimately dies.