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

08 July, 2018, 00:42 | Author: John Swanson
  • Authorities respond to the scene of a police shooting in Sherman Oaks

Former UCLA and Kings player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after barricading himself in an apartment after firing at Los Angeles police Friday night, reports KABC. Honeycutt then barricaded himself inside a residence for hours, according to police.

United States media report this was Honeycutt's residence in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.

Honeycutt's mother had called the police because her son was acting erratically, ABC 7 reported.

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Honeycutt's family confirmed his death to the the station.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the man.

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

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They later tweeted that the suspect appeared to have suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Honeycutt was only 27. According to a police report, officers responded to calls there was a man toting a weapon around Honeycutt's Los Angeles home. 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).

No officers were injured in the altercation, according to LAPD. He was declared dead at the scene by the fire department.

After two years at UCLA (2009-11), Honeycutt was selected 35th overall in the 2011 Draft by the Sacramento Kings. He declared for the National Basketball Association after his sophomore campaign, getting drafted by the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

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In February 2013, the small forward was part of a six-player trade that also sent Thomas Robinson and Francisco Garcia to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas.

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