Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD

Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD

Former UCLA and Sacramento Kings player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead early Saturday morning in Los Angeles following a shootout with police, according to multiple reports.

- LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 7, 2018UPDATE: SWAT entered the residence & located an unresponsive male.

The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, so police set up a perimeter and called in a SWAT team, according to Officer Jeff Lee with the Department's Media Relations Section.

Residents in the 4700 block of Tyrone Avenue were evacuated.

BC Khimki released a statement on Twitter after Tyler's death, saying, "Players agent, Mr. Aaron Mintz, confirmed the death of Honeycutt".

Authorities received a phone call from the man's mother, who said her son was acting erratically.

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When police arrived, Honeycutt allegedly shot at the officers, who shot back. The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Im said.

No officers were injured in the shooting, authorities said. He was declared dead at the scene by the fire department. Honeycutt was only 27. He was a second-round pick by the Kings in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft and played in 24 games over two seasons before continuing his professional career overseas.

Tyler Honeycutt once had a bright future as a budding star at UCLA, but it never really translated into the National Basketball Association.

In 2013 he left the United States to play for Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona, followed by BC Khimki in 2014.

He had been playing overseas since 2013. He also had stints with Israeli team Ironi Nahariya and in Turkey with Anadolu Efes.

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