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Pelicans' Dejean-Jones killed on his daughter's birthday

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New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot on his daughter's first birthday after he mistakenly went to the wrong apartment in Dallas.

The man in that apartment shot Dejean-Jones when he began kicking at the bedroom door early Saturday, and the 23-year-old Dejean-Jones collapsed outside on a breezeway. He died at a hospital.

It is legal in Texas for someone to use deadly force to protect themselves from intruders.

At this hour, we do not know whether the shooter will face charges.

Dejean-Jones was visiting his girlfriend for his daughter's first birthday and had gone for a walk, according to his agent, Scott W. Nichols.

His girlfriend lives on the fourth floor, and Dejean-Jones, who was visiting the complex for the first time, went to the third.

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