Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

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The police had to evacuate around 30 different people and at 2:30 am, the police found Mr. Honeycutt unresponsive inside the house, subsequently pronouncing him dead. A media relations rep for the LAPD told E! You can read them below.

Upon making contact with the man, he shot his weapon from inside the home at LAPD officers.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.


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. The officers reportedly believe the suspect was still alive "based on text messages".

Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team attended the scene after the incident was reported at around 5pm on Friday. When the police arrived, the suspect apparently fired at the police, who then returned fire. At the time, it was not immediately clear if the unresponsive male was the suspect.

Honeycutt was pronounced dead at the scene. A Public Information Officer is responding & we will provide details as available. The exchange of gunfire between Honeycutt and officers continued into pre-dawn hours.


They later tweeted that the suspect appeared to have suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Obviously, this is a very tragic story that, at the moment, leaves a lot of questions unanswered. He was a second-round pick by the Kings in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft and played in 24 games over two seasons before continuing his professional career overseas.


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