After a murder warrant was issued for ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton in the drive-by shooting of a mother of four in Atlanta, Crittenton was captured by authorities at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California last night.
Crittenton, who was a first-round pick for the Lakers traded to Memphis in the Pau Gasol deal, is best known for his time spent with the Washington Wizards. Crittenton was involved in the infamous locker-room gun incident involving Gilbert Arenas in 2009. The two drew guns on each other in the locker-room after a dispute about gambling debts.
The FBI released “Wanted” posters Monday for Crittenton, and later his attorney released a statement that his client was innocent but would be heading to Atlanta to “clear his name.” Authorities caught him at the airport in Southern California and apprehended him.
The 23-year-old mother who died in surgery for a gunshot wound to the leg was reportedly going to to be proposed to by her longtime boyfriend on the same night she was shot. Such senseless violence is so disheartening, and we hope whoever is guilty is brought to justice.