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Ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton wanted for murder, brought guns into locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton charged with murder
Javaris Crittenton
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(CBS/AP) ATLANTA - Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who has been charged with murder after a woman was shot on an Atlanta street, has previously been connected to weapons. He and former teammate Gilbert Arenas acknowledged bringing guns to an arena locker room back in 2010.

Crittenton was given a 38-game suspension by the NBA for bringing in guns to the locker room with Washington Wizards teammate Arenas. The two teammates pointed the firearms at  each other during a dispute over a gambling debt.

In the latest incident, police said they secured a murder warrant for the arrest of 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. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said the motive appears to be retaliation for an earlier robbery in April 21, in which Crittendon was a victim.

Crittenton most recently played in the NBA with the Washington Wizards.