Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Standoff With Cops

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

Person Dead After Police Exchanged Gunfire With Suspect at Sherman Oaks Home: LAPD

Honeycutt's agent, Aaron Mintz, confirmed Honeycutt's death to Khimki on Saturday morning.

When police arrived, Honeycutt allegedly shot at the officers, who shot back.

The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, so police set up a perimeter and called in a SWAT team, according to Officer Jeff Lee with the Department's Media Relations Section. Upon police arrival, Honeycutt opened fire at officers and then barricaded himself inside a residence, per the report. SWAT officers found Honeycutt unresponsive when they entered the residence, the department tweeted early Saturday. Just a short time ago, CBS-Los Angeles reported that the suspect, Honeycutt, had died from self-inflicted gunshot wound. The surrounding area - at least 30 people - was evacuated.

In 2013 he left the USA to play for Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona, followed by BC Khimki in 2014. According to a report from ABC-7, the player was found dead after an altercation with the LAPD. He was then selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft and only played two seasons in the pros.

Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt, according to TMZ.

Honeycutt played off the bench for the team in 24 games over two seasons, averaging 1.2 points and one rebound per game, and was often shuttled between the Kings lineup and the team's minor-league team in Reno. He also spent a year playing for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish squad, before returning to Khimki in 2017.

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