FBI hunting for former NBA player wanted in death
Sunday, August 28, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping police in Atlanta and Los Angeles search for a former NBA player wanted in the killing of a woman.
FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett in Atlanta told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is involved in the hunt for Javaris Crittenton. Authorities issued a warrant on a murder charge for Crittenton after the shooting of 22-year Jullian Jones. The mother of four was gunned down Aug. 19 in Atlanta.
Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Curtis Davenport said Crittenton was not in custody as of Sunday afternoon. He declined further comment.
Authorities say Jones likely was not the intended target when Crittenton fired shots from an SUV. Authorities believe Crittenton was retaliating for an April robbery in which he was a victim.
Crittenton spent the 2006-07 season at Georgia Tech and played in 113 NBA games, most recently for Washington.