Tyler Honeycutt: Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout

SWAT officers entered the residence around 3:30am Saturday, to find an "unresponsive male".

UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt plays against Oregon State in the first half Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood.

The suspect then barricaded himself inside the residence, Im said.

The former second-round draft pick of the Kings allegedly shot at officers, who returned fire. LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene.

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'.

After two years at UCLA (2009-11), Honeycutt was selected 35th overall in the 2011 Draft by the Sacramento Kings. He played just 24 games in the National Basketball Association across two seasons in Sacramento before he was traded in February 2013 to the Houston Rockets, who waived him a month later.

Late Friday night, reports arose that a former UCLA basketball player was acting "erratic" at a Sherman Oaks home, according to his mother who then called the authorities.

He had been playing overseas since 2013. The Rockets waived him less than a month later. "Prayers up for his family and friends". Since 2011, he played in Israel, Turkey and Russian Federation.

Demarcus Cousins, who played alongside Tyler for the Kings, tweeted, "RIP Tyler Honeycutt..."

"Hurt by the new, glad no one else was injured, but ultimately sad to say, rest in peace my basketball brother tyler honeycutt", New Orleans Pelicans player Solomon Hill wrote.

  • Stacy Allen