In one of the stranger and darker stories to come out of the NBA lockout is the current situation of ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who had been wanted in the shooting murder of 22-year-old Jullian Jones. Now, it appears that the FBI has stepped in and obtained an arrest warrant for Crittenton. Via the Associated Press:
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 she was walking with two men when she was shot and they believe one of the men with her was the target.
Crittenton was picked by the Lakers with the 19th pick in the 2007 NBA draft, only to be dealt the following year in the trade that netted Pau Gasol.
While most famous for his gun altercations with former Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas, Crittenton most recently split time overseas playing in China and the NBA D-League Dakota Wizards.
We’ll keep you up to date with any updates regarding Crittenton.