In Dallas (Texas) killed by the player of club of NBA «new Orleans Pelicans» Bryce Dejan-Jones.
According to the city police early on Saturday morning, 28 may, 23-year-old athlete beat out an entrance door in apartment of the local resident. Awakened by the tenant called out to the intruder, but he did not answer and tried to break into his bedroom. Then the owner of the apartment grabbed a gun and shot the basketball player, reports the news service of the BBC.
Dejan-Jones was wounded in the stomach. He lost consciousness in the hallway and was taken to hospital where after some time died.
The police are investigating the incident.
As noted NEWSru.com under Texas law, citizens are allowed to shoot to kill to protect yourself and your apartment from burglars.
Bryce Dejan-Jones signed a contract with «new Orleans Pelicans» in February of this year. Having played 14 matches, he dropped out before the end of the season because of a wrist injury.
The national basketball Association club has expressed condolences in connection with death of the player.