Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

Armed, barricaded suspect may be former NBA, UCLA basketball star: report

According to KABC Los Angeles, Honeycutt's mother contacted authorities on Friday night, stating that her son was "acting erratically". "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said. At approximately 2:30am SWAT located an unresponsive male inside the residence.

The account gave another update early Saturday afternoon, reporting that Honeycutt's gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted.

On Saturday morning, officers gained access to the resident and found the suspect dead. No officers were injured and it's unknown if the suspect was struck.

Starting his career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Honeycutt was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011.

In ABC-7's initial report, the news network named the suspect as former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt.

The former second-round draft pick of the Kings allegedly shot at officers, who returned fire. Tyler was named first-team all-Pac 10 as a sophomore at UCLA after two seasons on the team before declaring for the 2011 National Basketball Association draft. After his time with the Bruins, Honeycutt spent two seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Sacramento Kings.

He spent a season playing for the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers before moving overseas to play for the Ironi Nes Ziona team in the Israeli Super League. All morning, friends, family and fans took to social media to mourn the former Bruin. 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).



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