Police: NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot and killed in Dallas

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Bryce Dejean-Jones #31 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on February 23, 2016 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bryce Dejean-Jones #31 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on February 23, 2016 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS— Police say New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment.

Sr. Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement that officers were called early Saturday morning and found the 23-year-old player collapsed in an outdoor passageway. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Black says a person living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his door kicked open. The man retrieved a handgun and fired when Dejean-Jones began kicking the bedroom door.

Dejean-Jones was a Los Angeles native and it wasn’t immediately clear why he was in Dallas.

In his only NBA season, which ended in February because of a broken right wrist, Dejean-Jones started 11 of 14 games and averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds.

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