18-year-old arrested for actor Eddie Hassell's murder in Grand Prairie

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Detectives believe the person who shot and killed actor Eddie Hassell in North Texas was trying to rob him.  Grand Prairie police arrested 18-year-old D’jon Antone Wednesday with help from the U.S. Marshal Services’ fugitive task force.

Antone allegedly shot Hassell early Sunday morning on West Bardin Road, which is near Highway 360 on the south side of the city. TMZ reports Hassell was outside his girlfriend’s apartment at the time.

Police haven’t released many details yet but said detectives determined the offense was a random robbery. Previously they said a car was taken from the scene and later recovered.

Hassell was born in Corsicana and he had been landing acting roles since he was a teenager.

He was best known for his role in NBC’s sci-fi series “Surface,” as well as appearing in “Devious Maids” on the Lifetime Channel and in the Oscar-nominated film “The Kids Are Alright.”

Antone is now charged with capital murder. His bond was set at $500,000.

Source: Fox 4 News

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