NBA actor Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting


Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball actor Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he pennyless into a Dallas apartment, authorities said.

Dejean-Jones, a 23-year-old sharpened ensure with a National Basketball Association team, kicked in a front doorway of an apartment, military pronounced in a statement. The sound woke adult a proprietor in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones unsuccessful to respond when a male called out.

When Dejean-Jones kicked a bedroom door, a male shot him with a handgun, a matter said.

Dejean-Jones collapsed in a apartment’s breezeway and died during a hospital. The sharpened is underneath investigation, military said.

Dejean-Jones was “believed to be violation into a unit of an disloyal acquaintance” though entered a wrong one, a unit formidable manager pronounced in an email to residents performed by Dallas NBC radio hire KXAS.

Sources told ESPN that Dejean-Jones was in Dallas to applaud his daughter’s birthday and got into an evidence with a child’s mom before a shooting.

Dallas ABC radio hire WFAA quoted sources as observant that Dejean-Jones’ partner lived in a unit complex.

His agent, Scott Nichols, told ESPN that Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

A 6-foot-6-inch (1.98-meter) ensure from Iowa State University, Dejean-Jones had averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14 games with a Pelicans.

He done his NBA entrance in January. Dejean-Jones, a local of Los Angeles, had sealed a multi-year agreement with a New Orleans bar in February.

“We are ravaged during a detriment of this immature man’s life who had such a earnest destiny forward of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family during this formidable time,” a group pronounced in a statement.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson and Frank McGurty; Editing by David Gregorio and Paul Simao)


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