Former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt found dead after shootout with police

Grant SmithJul 08, 2018

LAPD then reported that a SWAT team entered the residence to find Honeycutt dead on the scene. "I just kept telling him he needed to get out and meet people". About 30 residents were evacuated from the area. No officers were injured. The responding police returned fire, which led to a standoff that bled into the early hours of Saturday.

Honeycutt played for UCLA from 2009 to 2011. LAPD later announced Honeycutt had died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident. Honeycutt was only 27.

U.S. media report it was the former Sacramento King's player, who was on contract for Moscow's BC Khimki.

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

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. He was soon waived, and later that year signed a contract with the Ironi Nes Ziona, a team in the Israeli Super League.

He spent two years in the NBA before playing basketball in Europe from 2014-18. Mr. Honeycutt moved to Efes in Istanbul for the 2016-17 season before returning to Khimki during the last one. He averaged 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in EuroLeague action this past season.

Family members have identified the suspect as Honeycutt, according to multiple news outlets in Los Angeles.

The site has since removed Honeycutt's name from the report.

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