Former Wizards, Grizzlies Guard Javaris Crittenton wanted for Murder; Captured by FBI

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Update: FBI arrest Crittenton at John Wayne/Orange County airport. From ESPN:

Crittenton, who was suspended from the league in March 2010 for having guns in a locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas, was arrested Monday in Southern California to face a murder charge in a deadly Atlanta shooting.

Crittenton was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. local time at John Wayne Airport in Orange County after checking in for a red-eye Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

The FBI is hot on the trail of former NBA point guard Javaris Crittenton, a veteran who was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, but saw most of his time in the league with the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards.

The Feds are cooperating with the LAPD and Atlanta Police to try and nab Crittenton, who is charged with murder and was still at large as of Sunday night.

according to ESPN:

FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett in Atlanta told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is involved as police look for Javaris Crittenton. Authorities say Crittenton is charged in the fatal shooting of 22-year Jullian Jones, a mother of four who was gunned down Aug. 19 in Atlanta.

Authorities believe Jones was not who Crittenton was aiming for when he fired shots from his SUV. It’s also believed that  Crittenton was retaliating against an incident in April in which he was robbed. Well, it’s a good thing for the Washington Wizards (a team coincidentally once known as the Washington Bullets) that he’s been out of the league for awhile. After the Gilbert Arenas incident, they certainly don’t need any more negative publicity stemming from players involved in gun play.

After all that was part of the reason they switched their name- to downplay the association with the city’s high violent crime rate.

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