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Javaris Crittenton arrested by FBI at John Wayne International Airport

Aug 30, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

Javaris Crittenton

The FBI in conjunction with Orange County police arrested Javaris Crittenton Monday night at John Wayne International Airport after the 23-year-old checked in for a flight to Atlanta, according to an FBI spokesperson, via the AP.

Crittenton had been wanted since police issued an arrest warrant Friday night for the former Laker, Wizard, and Bobcat who famously had been involved in the Wizards locker-room gun incident in 2009. A “Wanted” poster was released Monday by the FBI and later that afternoon Crittenton’s attorney released a statement saying that his client was innocent and that he would be taking a red eye flight back to Atlanta to “clear his name.” The FBI and police clearly felt he was enough of a threat to apprehend him prior to that flight. No shocker that he was arrested. If you check in for a domestic flight with the FBI searching for you for murder and you aren’t picked up, someone’s had a major lapse in security.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that the victim of the shooting Crittenton is sought in connection with was going to be proposed to by her longtime boyfriend prior to the shooting. Her four children reportedly heard the gunshots from inside her house. She died in surgery after a gunshot wound to the leg. Two men with Jones, one of which is the suspected target of the shooting, fled unharmed. Crittenton purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles Friday night.

  1. ahemahem - Aug 30, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Snoop was right, These Street Won’t Let Go”, but what he may not understand is that it may be a psychosis for some.

  2. 1742hawk - Aug 30, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    This kid deserves a few chances. We all makes mistakes. Especially when we’re 21. 3 years of probation. Let the kid play ball, make some money and pull his life together.

    • trbowman - Aug 30, 2011 at 4:16 AM

      Look Mama Crittenton…..I get you want to look out for your boy, but come on now.

    • bullsfan93 - Aug 30, 2011 at 8:45 AM

      How can you even say that…a innocent mother of 4 is DEAD. Those poor kids don’t have a mother!

      • tugga1020 - Sep 4, 2011 at 2:38 AM

        THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bullsfan93 - Aug 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM

      How can you even say that…A MOTHER OF 4 IS DEAD. Those poor 4 kids don’t have a mom.

    • lunasceiling - Aug 30, 2011 at 11:42 AM

      Please be trolling…

      • bullsfan93 - Aug 30, 2011 at 2:40 PM

        i thought it didnt post…so i posted it twice. Ya Troll.

      • 1742hawk - Aug 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

        bullsfan93……..put down beer and your triple cheeseburger with bacon and READ. Your cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI may go down. Your IQ will level off at 85. Ya Troll.

    • tugga1020 - Sep 4, 2011 at 2:36 AM

      WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s turn this around! If you are married or have a girlfriend that you are about to propose to and some idiot shot her by mistake and killed her, you mean to tell me that you would want to give him 3 years of probation? After his 3 years of probation is up, will those four (4) children that lost their mother in a senseless murder get their mother back? Give him a break? He already had a gun in the locker room when him and Gilbert Arenas went at it over a card game ( or whatever the case was). If he wasn’t a professional NBA player, would you be saying the same thing by saying “Give him a break”? He killed a woman that was raising four children and about to be married. What is wrong with you and your thinking? I say put his a$$ in prison and let him think about the seriousness of his actions. I mean “HE KILLED A WOMAN WHO HAD FOUR CHILDREN”. I say everyday “what is this world coming to”, and you say “everyone makes mistakes, give him a break”, and what kind of break are those four children going to have? Answer that!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tugga1020 - Sep 4, 2011 at 2:45 AM

      My long comment is to YOU HAWK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Just look below! God please strengthen that family of four children and the woman’s parents if they are still alive. Please touch them in a mighty way and please keep your hedge of protection all around them during their loss!!!!! Amen

  3. owtkast3 - Aug 30, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    @hawk, that might be the most ignorant statement ever typed on a comment thread.

    • 1742hawk - Aug 30, 2011 at 9:53 AM

      owtkast…..I’m a assuming he is innocent before proven guilty. Did he think he was being robbed a 2nd time by the same thugs?

      Speaking of ignorance, your NRA influenced US gun laws are a joke. How do 5 handguns appear in a NBA locker room? How does this kid own a gun after his troubles in Washington?

      I assume you wrote a letter to the NBA commissioner that you would boycott the NBA if he didn’t initiate a zero-tolerance stance on guns after the Arenas incident?

  4. seanb20124 - Aug 30, 2011 at 6:23 AM

    So the day before she got killed she went from baby mama to fiancée. OMG that’s so cute.

  5. florida727 - Aug 30, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    “1742hawk”, would you mind going to the four kids who are now parent-less and telling them “we all make mistakes”? I’m sure they’ll understand. “owtkast3” is right… that’s arguably the most ignorant post ever seen on ANY comment thread for ANY story in the history of the Internet. I was going to refer to you as a moron, but a moron actually has a learning quotient high enough for the potential to comprehend and learn. You on the other hand most likely fall into the idiot classification… someone who has no learning capacity. Good luck in those remedial classes.

    • 1742hawk - Aug 31, 2011 at 10:11 PM

      The military brass told Pat Tillman’s family he was killed in enemy fire and then changed their story to “it was a regrettable mistake”. What did you do to express your outrage for Tillman’s widow and kids left behind? Did you send a donation to the memorial fund or just type some more BS on a board.?Did you raise a stink about that? How many widows and orphans have we left in the Afghanistan and Iraq, while we “nation-rebuild” to support our oil addiction? How many families have been left penniless due to the Wall Street robbery in 2008?

      Javaris charge will eventually be reduced to manslaughter. That’s pales in comparison the robbery murder and fraud this country commits daily.

      Order your NBA All League Pass and STFU you mental midget.

  6. fridge843 - Aug 30, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    damn. . . buying a round trip ticket on the same night of the shoot could be argued as a coincidence. but this fool bought a ONE way ticket on the same night. sounds like guiltiness to me. someone needed to get away fast wouldn’t you say. he really didnt think that one threw. he should’ve drove. longer trip but less suspicious!

  7. duanethomas - Aug 30, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Throw away the key. He had his shot to change,but wanted to be a tough. No he can be with real thugs in prison. He will see that life he wanted is not so desirable.

  8. toasale - Aug 30, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Another in a long list of punks gone bad much faster and further. If guilty, smoke him.

  9. SmackSaw - Aug 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Brother shoulda known he’d get popped at “John Wayne” airport. If dude woulda left from LAX he’da had a escort.

  10. dysraw1 - Aug 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Guilty before proven innocent

  11. mgp1219 - Aug 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    you can take the boy out of the hood…

  12. bullsfan93 - Aug 31, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    @1742HAWK hey gilbert i know your upset about your friend being in trouble but taking it out on me is no answer…YA TROLL

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