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Javaris Crittenton's home searched in Wizards gun case

D.C. and Arlington police searched the home of Washington Wizard Javaris Crittenton Thursday morning looking for a gun he reportedly used in a locker room confrontation with teammate Gilbert Arenas, according to court papers and sources familiar with the investigation.

Police did not find the gun at his Arlington home in the 7:15 a.m. search, Crittenton's lawyer and the court papers said.


Javaris Crittenton. (File photo by Toni L. Sandys/Post)

Reached through e-mail, Crittenton's lawyer, Peter White, said he was not available to talk, but offered this statement:

"I can confirm that a search warrant was executed on Mr. Crittenton's apartment today, that Mr. Crittenton cooperated with the officers conducting the search, and that no evidence was found or seized by police."

The police affidavit in support of the warrant was sealed Wednesday by an Arlington judge at the request of investigators, said Theophani Stamos, Arlington's Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney.

In the meantime, my colleague Keith L. Alexander reports that plea negotiations between Arenas's attorneys and prosecutors were continuing Thursday morning. Some sort of resolution of Arenas's legal situation is likely to occur soon, Alexander reported.

According to the court papers, police were looking for a "silver/chrome-colored semiautomatic handgun with a black handle or similar/like artifact."

They also were looking for ammunition, holsters, and "any photographs, video footage, or other media depicting the subject posing with a firearm."

Guns belonging Crittenton and Arenas became an issue after the two got into an argument after a card game and Crittenton allegedly said he should shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired left knee, sources have said.

Days later, on Dec. 21, after a practice at Verizon Center, Arenas placed his guns on a chair next to Crittenton's locker with a note that said "pick one," the sources said.
Crittenton reacted by pulling out his own gun and chambering a round, the sources said.

Police are still looking for the gun Crittenton allegedly had.

A grand jury in D.C. Superior Court began hearing testimony in the case on Jan. 5.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

-- Allison Klein

By Allison Klein  |  January 14, 2010; 2:13 PM ET
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Comments

I don't think that Javaris Crittenton is stupid enough to bring the very gun that was used in the confrontation with Arenas.

I am sure that his attorney advised him to remove any and all things that could case him any problems in the event of a search.

Now if he had not lawyered up, maybe they would be in his possession.

Posted by: Special_One40 | January 14, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Look in the Potomac closest to his crib.

Posted by: FLvet | January 14, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

DUH! Any moron that would keep the gun at his place after Plax case is an idiot!

Posted by: tony325 | January 14, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Good for Javaris Crittenton! HE wasn't the dumb one. And now his smartA$$ has NOT left the gun in his house....

Arenas can learn a few things from this dude...

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 14, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

The most important thing is to be COOL. That takes precedence over everything else. Intelligence? Wants that? You want me to us my BRAIN? You want me to grow up? HUH??? Let me see...how can I screw up the GREAT life I have where I get paid $100,000 to play ONE game of basketball. I have it too good. I need some drama, thrills & media attention for something other than my b-ball skills.

Posted by: uncivil | January 14, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Both of these guys are armed thugs and should not be playing professional sports. Nothing wrong with being armed. There is a lot wrong if you are a thug and need to shoot someone over a card game.

Posted by: neil64 | January 14, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

How would they know it was a gun which had entered DC? Keeping a gun in your house (I do) is perfectly legal in Virginia (where I live) even in the Democratic People's Republic of Arlington (where I don't). So they searched a man's house for a gun where it was legal. Next they'll be searching people's homes for alcohol on the chance it might have been in a dry county. I think the magistrate who signed the warrant needs to be removed doublequick.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | January 14, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

According to the reports, Crittendon loaded, aimed and cocked a gun at Gilbert, but Gilbert is suspended and he Crittendon is on personal leave. Usually the star gets the best treatment, but you can't say that in this case. Nobody is saying a word about Crittenton even though what he did was far more egregious. Had he shot Gilbert he would have jeopardized $110 million of his boss' money. If Gilbert would have shot him, he could have re-paid the money out of a couple of game checks. The suspension alone is costing Gilbert as much as that guy's whole season's salary. It would have been better to pay the $25,000 in gambling debt than to lose $140,000 per game being suspension. This is just a sad situation.

Posted by: Carole5520 | January 14, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Seems like the scrub is getting a pass.

What now? Do they lock him up for obstruction?

And you non-Black dudes need to ease up with applying the 'thug' label so liberally to Black athletes as though it is a synonym.

These dudes were irresponsible and immature but ain't a thug in the bunch. A real thug shoots his boy in the face and his boy apologizes to HIM for 'being in the way'. That's real Gangsta.

And most of you voted for that 'thug'.

Posted by: kahlua87 | January 14, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Really sorry that Gilly Arenas and Crybaby Crittendon do not lose their money,contracts, houses and like thier gal to a pal. Oh my bad, Gilly A Zero last his to the SHAQ Attack by her consent!

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | January 14, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

WOW VERY WELL PUT kahlua87 IN RESPONSE TO neil64, IGNORANCE IS BLISS!

Posted by: ife80 | January 14, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

kahlua87 You bring up a great point. The use of the word "thug" to label any athelete who does something immature or illegal needs to stop. Plus I think people need to remember athletes and star are just people. And in our community we have people who do dumb things and people who don't. Money does not make you smarter or more mature. Its just money. Every person on this blog has a family member who does stupid things like some of these athletes, but I think most of you would give your family WAY more slack than a basketball star simply because the player is a millionaire. Its hypocritical at its best. IMO


Seems like the scrub is getting a pass.

What now? Do they lock him up for obstruction?

And you non-Black dudes need to ease up with applying the 'thug' label so liberally to Black athletes as though it is a synonym.

These dudes were irresponsible and immature but ain't a thug in the bunch. A real thug shoots his boy in the face and his boy apologizes to HIM for 'being in the way'. That's real Gangsta.

And most of you voted for that 'thug'.

Posted by: kahlua87 | January 14, 2010 3:33 PM

Posted by: davefromdc1 | January 14, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

What if J.Crit really didnt do anything wrong? These "reports" are all everyone really reading. People said he hid a gun in a laundry basket (nothing was found) they searched his house (nothing was found) What I'm trying to say is the bottom line is G.A had four guns in his locker not J Crit; It dont matter if they were unloaded...THESE WERE GUNS...REAL ONES Would someone like it if I placed 4 guns next to them? What would be your first thought? Would you laugh?? It's not funny...

Posted by: ABC1233 | January 14, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

No one should be able to bring weapons to work. Ban Both these idiots for life. Let them play in jail.

Posted by: jercha | January 15, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

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