Bryce Dejean-Jones, Pelicans guard, killed after entering wrong apartment

  • Occupant mistook 23-year-old for intruder, according to player’s agent
  • Dejean-Jones had been celebrating his daughter’s first birthday

It appears that the New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead on Saturday after entering the wrong apartment on his daughter’s first birthday.

Dejean-Jones had been visiting his girlfriend to celebrate his daughter’s birthday and had gone for a walk according to his agent, Scott W Nicholls. ESPN reported that Dejean-Jones and his girlfriend had been arguing beforehand. It was the first time he had been to the building in Dallas and went to the third floor instead of the fourth when he came back. When he began kicking at the bedroom door, the apartment’s occupant, who had been asleep, called out but received no response and shot Dejean-Jones dead. It is legal to use deadly force against intruders in Texas.

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