An 18-year-old Texas man was arrested in the fatal shooting of actor Eddie Hassell last weekend in what police described Thursday as “a fatal robbery”.
The man, D’Jon Antone, was arrested “without incident” by the US Police Department and the Grand Prairie Police Department on Wednesday. He is being held on charges of murder, with a bail of $ 500,000.
It is still unclear whether Mr. Antone has a lawyer. His relatives were unable to immediately reach comment, and a spokesperson for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office said she had no further information.
Hassell, 30, is known for his roles on the NBC show “Surface” and in the 2010 movie “The Kids Are All Right”. He was shot outside his girlfriend’s apartment in Grand Prairie, suburban. Dallas, at about 1am, according to his agent, Alan Mills. Mr. Mills said the actor was shot in the stomach and taken to a nearby hospital where he died.
Antone was arrested in Dallas, where he lives, Grand Prairie police spokesman Officer Mark Beseda said by phone Thursday. The ministry has not released more details on the robbery, although a car was taken does not belong to Mr. Hassell, Beseda Police said.
“We believe this is a robbery that has gone bad,” he said.
Mr. Hassell, who lives in Waco, Texas, has appeared on “Surface”, a science fiction show about “a new and often dangerous marine species” that starred actress Lake Bell and was broadcast. waves in 2005 and 2006, according to IMDb.
He played the role of the teen who inhaled the Clay pill in “The Kids Are All Right” and in the 2013 movie “Jobs”, Hassell played the role of Chris Espinosa, who built the circuit board for a neighbor named Steve Jobs.
The Hassell family was unable to comment on Thursday.