Father is killed while trying to break into girlfriend’s new home thinking she locked him out

Bryce Dejean-Jones 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A father lost his life after attempting to break into an apartment when he thought that his girlfriend locked him out.

23-year-old NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones had a bright future and he recently signed a $2 million deal to play for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Sadly, his life was cut short when he tried to kick in the door to an apartment during the night, after he found it locked and he thought that his girlfriend locked him out.

Dejean-Jones went to visit his girlfriend in Dallas, Texas, to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday. At some point, he left his girlfriend's apartment.

When he returned, Dejean-Jones accidentally went to the third floor instead of his girlfriend's apartment on the fourth floor.

When he found the door locked, he knocked on it and on the bedroom door, but when he did not get an answer, Dejean-Jones attempted to kick the door in.

When the homeowner awoke and realized that someone was trying to break into his home, he grabbed his gun and shot the intruder.

Dejean-Jones was shot in the abdomen. He managed to get out of the building, where he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital, but he died of his injuries.

In the state, one can use deadly force in order to protect themselves from intruders.