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Former NBA star and Georgia Tech player indicted for murder

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The Fulton County District Attorney's Office told CBS Atlanta News on Tuesday they expect Jarvis Crittenton and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, to turn themselves in to police this week after being charged with murder in a 12-count indictment.

"Obviously, this is very disconcerting to our office that gang activity extends beyond the street level, but actually ventures in to professional sports," said Gabriel Banks with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.

According to Banks, Crittenton, a former NBA star and Georgia Tech basketball standout, became a member of gang called the Mansfield Gangster Crips after being drafted into the NBA.

Banks said that's what led to Crittenton's involvement in a drive-by shooting that killed a 22-year-old woman named Jullian Jones.

The shooting reportedly happened after Crittenton became the victim of an armed robbery.

"One of the items, a rose gold watch, as alleged in count 12 of the indictment, we believe that it was not taken," Banks said.

A grand jury indicted Crittenton and Gamble for the murder of Jones and attempted murder of another man in August 2011.

Investigators said Jones was walking with two men when she was shot and killed, and that one of the men she was with was Crittenton's intended target and she was just an innocent victim.

"I can tell you that we have talked to gang experts out in California and they said it is not uncommon for individuals that are professional athletes to join criminal street gangs for protection," Banks said.

The case will now be assigned to a Fulton County Superior Court judge and scheduled for trial.

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