Javaris Crittenton Wanted For Murder

by August 27, 2011

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.”