Police Conduct Man-Hunt To Find Javaris Crittenton For Murder Of Woman In Atlanta

Apparently former Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton did not learn his lesson about playing with firearms after being suspended for 38 games after an altercation with former teammate Gilbert Arenas a couple of seasons ago. The “Washington Post” and the “Associated Press” are reporting that the former NBA guard is being sought by police in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old woman on August 19. Jullian Jones, who was a mother of four children was walking in a group of people, when she was struck by an assailant’s bullet that came from a dark-colored SUV that drove past the group.

Law officials do not believe that Jones was supposed to be the victim of the gunman; they theorize that someone in the vehicle fired the shot in retribution for Crittenton being robbed last April. The former Wizards guard is not yet in custody and his whereabouts are unknown at this time. FBI agents in Atlanta, are hoping that he turns himself in, it is suspected that he may be currently in Los Angeles.

Crittenton is no longer in the NBA, instead he is signed to play with the Dakota Wizards of the NBDL. After being released by the Wizards at the end of his contract, he tried out for the Charlotte Hornets but did not make the team. He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with pick number 19 in the 2007 NBA Draft. He would be traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in the deal that sent Pau Gasol to the Lakers. The Grizzlies traded him to the Wizards in December of 2008.

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