LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 23-year-old NBA rookie has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, police said Saturday.
The shooting unfolded around 3:20 a.m. in an apartment located in the 2500 block of Bennett Avenue, according to the Dallas Police Department.
Upon their arrival, officers located New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the residence.
Paramedics transported Dejean-Jones to a hospital where he later died.
According to police, Dejean-Jones was shot by a resident after he allegedly kicked open the front door of the apartment.
The Pelicans posted the following statement in regards to his passing on Twitter.
The Los Angeles-area native signed a multi-year deal with the Pelicans in February.
He previously played college basketball for the University of Southern California.
The investigation is ongoing.
The NBA also released a statement regarding the death of Dejean-Jones:
Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones pic.twitter.com/AwP1EqPwd4
— NBA (@NBA) May 28, 2016
Clippers guard Chris Paul also reacted to the death on Twitter:
— Chris Paul (@CP3) May 28, 2016
Here is the email members of the apartment complex where the shooting took place received earlier Saturday morning:
UPDATE: Apartment mgmt email about shooting death of NBA player, Bryce Dejean-Jones. Allegedly broke into wrong apt. pic.twitter.com/eMVRDmR3FE
— Justin W. Waldrop (@JustinWWaldrop) May 28, 2016
Bryce Dejean-Jones inadvertently entered door of the wrong apartment when shot to death while trying to go to his child’s mom’s home, source
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 28, 2016