Former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt found dead after shootout with police


When police arrived at the scene, Honeycutt engaged the officers with gunfire then barricaded himself in the home.

After the initial exchange of gunfire, the suspect barricaded himself inside his home, according to police. The area around the residence, including at least 30 people, was evacuated.

No officers were injured.

After an hours-long standoff - SWAT entered his home and found Honeycutt unresponsive.

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The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a statement about the incident WHEN saying Honeycutt 'appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound'. He was then selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft and only played two seasons in the pros. He played in 24 National Basketball Association games over two seasons. The Rockets waived him less than a month later. "May he rest in peace".

ABC7-Los Angeles identified Honeycutt as the suspect and deceased in the first version of its article, but his name has since been removed and the suspect is being referred to as "a former NBA and UCLA basketball player". Honeycutt had been playing overseas since 2013, most recently in Russian Federation with BC Khimki.

"The Euroleague Basketball family expresses its sadness on the untimely passing of Tyler Honeycutt and offers condolences to his family, friends, teammates, coaches and many fans".

After being waived by the Rockets, Honeycutt went to play in the Euroleagues with BC Khimki in Russian Federation and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.