Javaris Crittenton, a former standout at Georgia Tech and the Washington Wizards player who got into a gun standoff with Gilbert Arenas in 2009, has been charged with murder.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that cops have obtained an warrant for the arrest of Crittenton in relation to the shooting death of 22-year-old Jullian Jones on August 19. At this time, Crittenton is NOT in custody.
Jones was a mother of four who was killed when shots were fired by someone inside a dark SUV, police say. They believe she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and the intended target was a man who robbed Crittenton in April."He planned to shoot the person who robbed him and missed," a source tells ESPN.
Police have identified the SUV as a vehicle that Crittenton had rented for a family member and the FBI is involved in the case.
Crittenton averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 assists in 113 NBA games. He last played during the 2008-2009 season, before getting suspended for drawing a gun opposite Arenas in the Washington locker room and pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge.