Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

Jul 08, 2018, 03:41
Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

The news comes after Honeycutt, 27, allegedly opened fire at officers and barricaded himself inside the residence on Friday night.

According to LAPD.it doesn't appear as if Honeycutt was struck by any gunfire in the shootout, but "appears to have sustained injures consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound". When the police arrived, the suspect apparently fired at the police, who then returned fire.

After two years at UCLA (2009-11), Honeycutt was selected 35th overall in the 2011 Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Various reports, including from the Los Angeles police scanner, indicated that the suspect was Honeycutt, a former UCLA standout who played in the National Basketball Association with the Sacramento Kings.

BC Khimki released a statement on Twitter after Tyler's death, saying, "Players agent, Mr. Aaron Mintz, confirmed the death of Honeycutt".

The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, so police set up a perimeter and called in a SWAT team, according to LAPD Officer Jeff Lee.

Police brought in SWAT and LAPD's Crisis Negotiation Team and evacuated at least 30 residents from nearby homes while they attempted to get the suspect to surrender. He declared for the National Basketball Association after his sophomore campaign, getting drafted by the NBA's Sacramento Kings. The Rockets waived him less than a month later.

After being waived by the Rockets, Honeycutt went to Europe, where he most recently played with BC Khimki in Russian Federation. "Prayers up for his family and friends".

Rest in Peace, Tyler.

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