Teen indicted on capital murder charge for shooting death of actor Eddie Hassell

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Actor Eddie Hassell arrives at the screening of Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films' "Jobs" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The teen accused of murdering an actor from North Texas was indicted on Wednesday.

D'Jon Antone, 18, was indicted by a Tarrant County Grand Jury on a capital murder charge for the death of Eddie Hassell on November 1, 2020.

Detectives believe Antone was trying to rob Hassell outside of the Grand Prairie apartment where the actor’s girlfriend lived.

An affidavit stated surveillance video showed "an unknown black male believed to be in his early teens fleeing the apartment complex" in the girlfriend’s Nissan Sentra, stealing the vehicle after the shooting.

Police said at the time Hassell was targeted at random.

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."


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

Actor Eddie Hassell fatally shot in Grand Prairie