The NBA security report, which came from the league’s senior vice president and chief security officer, was sent to all 30 teams, ESPN reported. It also indicated that a toxicology report on Dejean-Jones is a couple of weeks away, but it is “unknown at this time if a substance played a part in the incident.”
The Dallas Police Department is expected to provide an update on Tuesday, but no charges have been filed. Under Texas law, a person is allowed to use deadly force to defend himself/herself in his/her home.
Marc J. Spears: Via NBA security report obtained by ESPN, Bryce Dejean-Jones was calling for his GF when apartment owner shot him through his bedroom door.
A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, police spokesman DeMarquis Black said in a statement. The resident said “he called out to the individual, but was not answered,” and when the resident’s bedroom door was kicked open, the resident fired his gun, police said. Dejean-Jones collapsed in the breezeway, police said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, Black said.
This was the first time Dejean-Jones visited her new apartment, Nichols said. Later that night Dejean-Jones came back to the apartment complex but went to the wrong unit on the third floor, just below his girlfriend’s fourth-floor apartment, Nichols said. Police had no immediate response to Nichols’ comments. “There is no information that suggests the deceased Bryce Dejean-Jones knew the apartment resident, or was armed as he entered the apartment,” Black said.
Paul George: Dejean-Jones I don’t know you and you don’t know me but you’re my brother! Messed my trip up hearing about someone talented taken from not only our game and his family but from this world! We gotta do better! God take this one cause you’re the only one with a plan for him! #RestEasyBro
Dejean-Jones’ coach at Iowa State, Fred Hoiberg said he was “deeply saddened to learn the tragic news about Bryce.” “I’m grateful that our paths crossed in this life. Bryce was a passionate and talented player that lived out his dream of playing in the NBA through hard work and perseverance. It’s an incredibly sad day for me and all of Iowa State University. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family,” Hoiberg, the Chicago Bulls head coach said in a news release.