Former UCLA basketball player found dead in Sherman Oaks home

Kristopher Nichols
July 8, 2018

Former Sacramento Kings forward and UCLA standout has been found dead after barricading himself in his home during a standoff with police.

LAPD then reported that a SWAT team entered the residence to find Honeycutt dead on the scene. Approximately 30 residents were evacuated during the incident.

He allegedly barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks residence, and Honeycutt's mother called police to say he was acting erratically. A lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office declined comment to Yahoo Sports on Saturday morning and said he could not yet release the name of the deceased. Police officers returned fire.

They later tweeted that the suspect appeared to have suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27 years old.

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No officers were injured in the shooting, authorities said.

"Investigators from our Force Investigation Division are at scene conducting a thorough investigation and we will provide more details as they become available", the tweet said.

The 6-foot-8 Sylmar native as a sophomore at UCLA was named the team's co-MVP and was a first team Pac-10 player before declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft. He was taken by the Kings 35th overall and played two seasons in Sacramento before being traded to the Rockets in February 2013. There were various reports saying that the player killed during the shootout was Tyler Honeycutt something that was eventually confirmed by his agent. Mr. Honeycutt moved to Efes in Istanbul for the 2016-17 season before returning to Khimki during the last one.

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