This story is so sad and tragic on so many levels. A young promising talent cut short by a series of bad decisions.
Wrong place, wrong time: NBA New Orleans Pelican baller, Bryce Dejean-Jones at 3 AM decided to kick in the front door and then the bedroom door of his estranged girlfriend (and mother of his child). Only to fatally discover that he broke into the wrong apartment.
Read on Dallas News:
NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot and killed early Saturday after he broke into a Dallas apartment he believed was his girlfriend’s and instead startled a man he didn’t know, according to police and his agent.
The 23-year-old New Orleans Pelicans guard “kicked open the front door” to a unit in the Camden Belmont Apartments, just east of Central Expressway and Fitzhugh Avenue, about 3:20 a.m., police said.
Police said the man who lived there woke up, grabbed his handgun and “called out” to the intruder. But he got no answer.
When Dejean-Jones kicked the door to the bedroom, police said, the man fired, apparently in self-defense.
Dejean-Jones ran out of the apartment and “collapsed in the breezeway,” police said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Our heart felt condolences and prayers to the family, friends and fans of Bryce Dejean-Jones.