FBI obtains warrant for ex-NBA player Crittenton

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ATLANTA (AP) -- The FBI has obtained an arrest warrant for former NBA player Javaris (jah-VAHR'-ihs) Crittenton, who is wanted in Atlanta on murder charges in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman.

The FBI says the 23-year-old Crittenton, a former NBA first-round draft choice, is believed to be in the Los Angeles area. The FBI warrant is for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Atlanta police earlier obtained a murder warrant for Crittenton in the Aug. 19 shooting of Jullian Jones. Police say was walking with two men when she was shot and they believe one of the men with her was the target.

Crittenton most recently played with the Washington Wizards. The NBA gave him a 38-game suspension after he and teammate Gilbert Arenas acknowledged bringing guns into the locker room.