Quincy Pondexter

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a former Taft High and USC basketball player, is fatally shot

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a former Taft High and USC basketball player, is fatally shot

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. 

A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement. When Dejean-Jones began kicking at the bedroom door, the man retrieved a handgun and fired. 

Officers who responded found Dejean-Jones collapsed in an outdoor passageway, and he later died at a hospital. He was 23. 

“We are devastated at the loss of this young man's life,” the Pelicans said in a statement. 

Dejean-Jones was visiting his...

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