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Parents remember Pelicans player who was shot to death

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones (31) defends Ish Smith of the Sixers as Anthony Davis looks on during the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center (Source: Michael DeMocker | Nola.com) New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones (31) defends Ish Smith of the Sixers as Anthony Davis looks on during the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center (Source: Michael DeMocker | Nola.com)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The parents of New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones who was fatally shot at a Dallas apartment.

The guard had just signed a three-year deal with the Pelicans.

Dejean-Jones' agent says he was in Dallas for his daughter's first birthday.

His agent says he mistakenly busted down the door to the wrong apartment, thinking he was locked out of his girlfriend's unit.

That resident pulled out a gun and shot him.

Dejean-Jones' parents say they are hanging on to treasured memories of their son.

"Bryce was a loving and giving person. Would do anything for anybody.  He was a hard worker, very determined. He loved God and... you know he has younger brothers and sisters and just you know a really good and cool big brother," his mother Franchesca Jones said.

His father, K.C. Jones, added: "What I think about Bryce, he reminds me of word tenacious … He has had so many things have happened to him along his path. He's made up his mind that he wanted to do what he was doing - play pro ball."

Police have not said if any charges will be filed against the shooter.

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