Tyler Honeycutt: Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout


Police officers returned fire.

Although officers could not communicate with the man after the shooting, they believe the man is still alive, the report said.

A family member on Saturday confirmed to KABC that Honeycutt had died. The LAPD later stated on Twitter that Tyler "appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound". Honeycutt was only 27.

ABC7 reported the suspect played basketball for UCLA and briefly in the NBA, but his name was not disclosed. Upon police arrival, Honeycutt opened fire at officers and then barricaded himself inside a residence, per the report.

The player allegedly barricaded himself inside a Sherman Oaks residence after firing on police. The surrounding area - at least 30 people - was evacuated.

No officers were injured. "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said.

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After being waived by the Rockets, Honeycutt went to Europe, where he most recently played with BC Khimki in Russian Federation.

The man, who has not been identified, was reportedly behaving erratically when his mother called the police for assistance with him late Friday afternoon, according to ABC 7.

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

The Kings traded Honeycutt to the Houston Rockets in 2013.

He went on to play several seasons in basketball leagues in Israel and Europe, winning the EuroCup championship with Khimki in 2015. For the past few years, he had bounced back and forth between Khimki and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.