Atlanta police said a former Georgia Tech basketball star who went on to play in the National Basketball Association has been charged with murder after a woman was shot on an Atlanta street.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos says police have secured a murder warrant for the arrest of Javaris Crittenton in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Jullian Jones on Aug. 19.
Police said that Jones was walking with a group of people on the city's southwest side when she was shot.
Investigators say they don't believe the woman was the intended target in the shooting. Campos said the motive appears to be retaliation for an earlier robbery in April 21, in which Crittenton was a victim.
Crittenton most recently played in the NBA with the Washington Wizards. During his time with the team, in which he saw little on-court action, Crittenton was involved in a December 2009 incident in which he and teammate Gilbert Arenas brandished guns at each other in the Verizon Center’s locker room.
Both players were suspended for the remainder of the season, and Crittenton eventually pled guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and received a year of probation.