Police search for former NBA player, Ga. Tech star wanted in killing


ATLANTA,None - Police continue to search for former NBA player and Georgia Tech star Javaris Crittenton.

Atlanta police issued an arrest warrant for Crittenton because they said he is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a mother of four.

The shooting happened Aug. 19 shortly before 10 p.m. in the 2900 block of Macon Drive in southwest Atlanta.

Investigators said 22-year-old Jullian Jones was walking with others when someone from a dark SUV opened fire. Jones was struck and later died.

Police believe the shooter meant to kill one of the two men that Jones was walking with. The men were unharmed, police said.

Channel 2's Ryan Young learned of the latest developments early Friday.

Police said the motive appears to be retaliation for a robbery that occurred in April in which Crittendon was a victim.

Crittendon most recently played with the Washington Wizards.

In 2010, Crittenton was suspended for an incident involving a gun inside the locker room.

Crittenton went to high school at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He helped lead Georgia Tech to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 as a freshman.

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