Unnamed Former UCLA, NBA Player in Armed Standoff with Police Inside House

Man believed to be former UCLA basketball player found dead in Sherman Oaks home

Tyler Honeycutt, who played basketball at UCLA and for parts of two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, was found dead at the age of 27 after firing a gun at police officers Friday night.

Per KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Honeycutt’s mother called authorities to let them know her son was “Acting erratically.” He then opened fire at a Sherman Oaks residence when officers arrived to check on him, barricading himself inside the property.

Per James H. Williams of the So Cal News Group, Honeycutt was found dead at the scene after a SWAT team entered the residence.

“SWAT entered the residence and located an unresponsive male,” per the Los Angeles Police Department.

“LAFD responded and pronounced the male dead at [the] scene. Investigators from our Force Investigation Division are at [the] scene conducting a thorough investigation, and we will provide more details as they become available.”

The LAPD added Honeycutt appeared to suffer “Injures consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Honeycutt played two years at UCLA from 2009-11 before he was drafted 35th overall by the Kings in 2011.


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

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

A man who was involved in an armed standoff with police late Friday and was later found dead inside a Southern California home was a former NBA player, his family said.

The family of Tyler Honeycutt, a former UCLA basketball player who also played briefly for the Sacramento Kings, confirmed his identity to ABC7.

Police have not formally identified Honeycutt, however.

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

The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted on Saturday that SWAT entered the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home and found an unresponsive male.

On Friday night police were called to the home by the suspect’s mother who said her son was “Acting erratically,” KABC-TV reported, citing authorities.

The LAPD confirmed that the suspect “Fired a shot out of the residence and officers returned fire.” Police said no officers were injured in the incident and it was not immediately clear if the suspect was hit by gunfire.

A former NBA and UCLA player is unresponsive following a shootout with police

A former NBA and UCLA player is unresponsive following a shootout with police

A former NBA player has reportedly barricaded himself in a house following a shooting in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.

In an update at 3 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that SWAT had stormed the building and found the man unresponsive.

“SWAT entered the residence & located an unresponsive male. LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene. Investigators from our Force Investigation Division are at scene conducting a thorough investigation and we will provide more details as they become available,” police said in a statement.

Stock image: Los Angeles Police Officers and LAPD SWAT members keep a perimeter around a suspect who barricaded himself in a home with a rifle in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California June 9, 2014.

The life of a former NBA player isn’t always easy.

Just last month, former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested in his hometown of San Diego, California, over multiple alleged crimes.

Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Man believed to be former UCLA basketball player found dead in Sherman Oaks home

Man believed to be former UCLA basketball player found dead in Sherman Oaks home

A man believed to have played basketball for both UCLA and the NBA was found dead after shooting at police and barricading himself in a Sherman Oaks home Friday.

Officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in a house near Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue around 5 p.m. When police arrived, the man fired at them, prompting officers to return fire, the LAPD tweeted Friday night.

The man’s mother had called the police because her son was acting erratically, ABC 7 reported.

SWAT officers found the man unresponsive when they entered the residence, the department tweeted early Saturday.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials declared the man dead at the scene.

Officials did not immediately disclose the name of the man.

ABC 7 reported the man had played basketball for UCLA and was in his 20s..

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