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Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot

Posted: 1:36 PM, May 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-31 14:37:00-04

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, died early Saturday of a gunshot wound. According to police, Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after he broke into an apartment in Dallas.

Dallas police say the apartment's resident heard Dejean-Jones kick open his front door at 2:30 in the morning.  The police report  says Dejean-Jones was shot while kicking the apartment's bedroom door; he then reportedly left the apartment and collapsed in the breezeway.

KXAS cites  an email from the housing complex that says Dejean-Jones was trying to force his way into the apartment of "an estranged acquaintance" but ended up entering the wrong unit.  WFAA reports  Dejean-Jones' girlfriend lives in the complex where he was shot.

The 23-year-old basketball player signed a three-year contract with the Pelicans in February and played in 14 NBA games before his death. The Pelicans  released a statement  saying the team was "devastated at the loss of this young man's life who had such a promising future ahead of him."

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from  KTVT .

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