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Javaris Crittenton Wanted In Julian Jones Murder Investigation

Former Georgia Tech guard Javaris Crittenton has a warrant for his arrest that is related to a shooting earlier this month. We have the details inside.

Former Georgia Tech star guard Javaris Crittenton has a warrant out for his arrest in relation to the shooting and murder of 22-year old Jullian Jones, according to Atlanta police.

Here is the report from WSBTV, which is a local news station in Atlanta:

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

Investigators said Jones was walking with others when she was shot. She later died.

Police said they don't believe Jones was the intended victim.

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

Why do professional athletes get themselves into trouble like this?

As far as Crittenton goes, it is important to remember he is innocent until proven guilty and it would be unfair to judge a man for something he has not been convicted of. While it is unknown if he was the shooter, an accomplice, or simply caught in a bad situation, it does not look good for the 23-year old at the moment.

Despite having a big freshman season at Ga. Tech, Crittenton has struggled to see regular playing time in the NBA. He has bounced around between the Lakers, Grizzlies and Wizards since being selected with the No. 19 pick in the 2007 draft.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta for complete coverage of the situation.

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