Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

Lynette Rowe
July 9, 2018

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the male dead.

The LAPD did not identify the man involved in the standoff. No officers were hurt in the gunfire and at least 30 local residents were evacuated during the standoff, ABC 7 reports.

ABC7 reported the suspect played basketball for UCLA and briefly in the NBA, but his name was not disclosed.

Roughly six hours after tweeting that SWAT had arrived, officers entered the home and declared the suspect dead at the scene. A second-round pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, he played in 24 games over two seasons and was traded to Houston Rockets in 2013 but didn't play for the team.

When police showed up, Honeycutt reportedly barricaded himself in the residence and exchanged gunfire with authorities.

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Honeycutt had played with UCLA from 2009-11.

The man was later identified as former National Basketball Association player Tyler Honeycutt, and the scene of the stand-off, his home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. The department said on Twitter that his injuries were consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He had been playing overseas since 2013. He spent time with EuroCup team BC Khimki (2014-15) and EuroLeague's Khimki Moscow Region (2015-16, 17-18) and Anadolu Efes (2016-17).

Our condolences to the Honeycutt family, as well as his friends.

"RIP Tyler Honeycutt", Golden State Warriors player DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins wrote. "Rest in peace, Tyler", it tweeted. Thoughts and Prayers to His Family!

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