An 18-year-old Texas man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of the actor Eddie Hassell last weekend in what the police described on Thursday as a “random robbery” that turned deadly.
The man, D’Jon Antone, was arrested “without incident” on Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Grand Prairie Police Department, the department said. He is being held on a capital murder charge, with bail set at $500,000.
It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Antone had a lawyer. His relatives could not immediately be reached for comment, and a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office said she had no additional information.
Mr. Hassell, 30, was best 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, a Dallas suburb, around 1 a.m., according to his representative, Alan Mills. The actor was shot in the abdomen and taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, Mr. Mills said.
Mr. Antone was arrested in Dallas, where he lives, a spokesman for the Grand Prairie police, Officer Mark Beseda, said by telephone on Thursday. The department has not released further details about the robbery, although a car was taken that did not belong to Mr. Hassell, Officer Beseda said.
“We believe that this was a robbery gone bad,” he said.
Mr. Hassell, who lived in Waco, Texas, appeared in “Surface,” a sci-fi show about “a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life” that starred the actress Lake Bell and aired in 2005 and 2006, according to IMDb.
He played the pill-snorting teenager Clay in “The Kids Are All Right,” and in the 2013 movie “Jobs,” Mr. Hassell played Chris Espinosa, who built circuit boards for a neighbor named Steve Jobs.
Mr. Hassell’s family could not be reached for comment on Thursday.