Former NBA, UCLA Player Found Dead After Standoff With Police

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

Honeycutt, perhaps, is most known for playing basketball for the Bruins for two years, from 2009 until 2011, and played in 2011 for the Sacramento Kings. Police have not formally identified Honeycutt, however.

Honeycutt reportedly barricaded himself within the residence. "LAFD responded and pronounced the male dead at [the] scene". When officers arrived at the home, near Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue, the suspect opened fire on them, authorities said.

"SWAT entered the residence & located an unresponsive male", the LAPD twitter account wrote in an update on the scene.

The former second-round draft pick of the Kings allegedly shot at officers, who returned fire.

Honeycutt formerly played in the National Basketball Association for the Sacramento Kings, and was now signed to Moscow team BC Khimki. The exchange of gunfire between Honeycutt and officers continued into pre-dawn hours. The suspect appears to have sustained injures consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Former UCLA and National Basketball Association player Tyler Honeycutt was reportedly killed in a shootout with police early Saturday morning.

Honeycutt started his career at UCLA, before being drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011.

He played for the Reno Bighorns and Houston Rockets before leaving the United States to play for Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona BC, followed by BC Khimki in 2014.

"RIP Tyler Honeycutt", Golden State Warriors player DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins wrote.

Rest in peace, Tyler...

Our condolences to the Honeycutt family, as well as his friends. Thoughts and Prayers to His Family!

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