Former UCLA basketball star found dead after police shootout

Former UCLA basketball star found dead after police shootout

Former UCLA basketball star found dead after police shootout

Overnight, Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers went into the home and discovered the man's body, police said in a tweet shortly before 4 a.m.

Honeycutt then barricaded himself in his home while officers waited diligently for any sign of self-defeat or retaliation. Approximately 30 residents were evacuated during the incident.

According to LAPD, a male suspect in his 20s, later identified as Honeycutt, was involved in an "Officer-involved shooting" at Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Police reported to Honeycutt's residence at 5 p.m. local on Friday after Honeycutt's mother called, saying her son was acting erratically.


The LAPD responded to a call Friday night about a man with a gun outside of a residence and, upon arrival, the suspect shot at them, said LAPD spokesperson Tony Im.

Rubenstein noted that "no officers were injured and it was unknown if the suspect had been struck by the officers gunfire" at the time. When officers arrived, the man opened fire at the officers, who returned fire. He was declared dead at the scene by the fire department. The LAPD later stated on Twitter that Tyler "appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound".

"Honeycutt, a 6'8" forward from Sylmar, CA just north of Los Angeles, played two seasons at UCLA from 2009-2011 and earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors in his sophomore season. Honeycutt was only 27. He most recently played for Russia's BC Khimki. Mr. Honeycutt moved to Efes in Istanbul for the 2016-17 season before returning to Khimki during the last one.

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