Former UCLA basketball star found dead after police shootout


Honeycutt's mother was reportedly the one who called police Friday, saying her son was acting erratically. According to a police report, officers responded to calls there was a man toting a weapon around Honeycutt's Los Angeles home. Honeycutt played at UCLA during the 2009-11 seasons and was drafted 35th overall by the Kings in 2011 draft. It was unclear whether Honeycutt shot himself or was shot by police.

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday.

LAPD posted on Twitter that "it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer's gunfire".

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LAPD then reported that a SWAT team entered the residence to find Honeycutt dead on the scene. It was later confirmed that the man in question was indeed Tyler Honeycutt.

Police evacuated at least 30 residents surrounding the home as a precaution, according to the department. "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said. After his time with the Bruins, Honeycutt spent two seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Sacramento Kings. At the time, it was not immediately clear if the unresponsive male was the suspect. The rep said the death "appears to be a self-inflicted injury by gunshot".

He played for the Reno Bighorns and Houston Rockets before leaving the United States to play for Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona BC, followed by BC Khimki in 2014. Euroleague Basketball offers its condolences to Mr. Honeycutt's family, friends, teammates, coaches and the many fans who enjoyed his performances with both Khimki and Anadolu Efes Istanbul. "Rest in peace, Tyler", it tweeted.