LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Former NBA guard Javaris Crittenton appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and waived his right to extradition in connection with the murder of an Atlanta woman.
Crittenton, 23, of Fayetteville, Georgia, was taken into custody around 8:30pm Monday at John Wayne Airport. FBI officials say he had checked in for a flight to Atlanta.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has charged him with being a fugitive from justice.
In court Wednesday, Crittenton said he voluntarily waived his right to extradition. He's expected to be returned to Georgia between Sept. 15 and Sept. 30.
The basketball player faces murder charges from the August 19 shooting of 22-year-old Julian Jones in Atlanta.
Jones suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at a hospital, the FBI said.
Authorities believe Jones was killed in a drive-by shooting involving a dark-colored SUV and an assault rifle.
The FBI said Crittenton purchased a one-way plane ticket to Los Angeles five days after the shooting. He is also named in a federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Crittenton, who played for Georgia Tech before going pro, was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007 and then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.
He was picked up by the Washington Wizards in December 2008 but was suspended and later released by the NBA in 2010 after a gun-related incident involving teammate Gilbert Arenas.