Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

A former college basketball star who later played for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets was found dead Saturday after exchanging gunfire with the LAPD, the LA Times reports. He then barricaded himself inside the home for hours, according to police. About 30 residents were evacuated from the area.

Police came to the scene after his mother called to say Honeycutt was acting erratically.

The LAPD responded to a call Friday night about a man with a gun outside of a residence and, upon arrival, the suspect shot at them, said LAPD spokesperson Tony Im.

They later tweeted that the suspect appeared to have suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 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. No one was injured in the initial shooting.

Basketball player Tyler Honeycutt has died after a shootout with United States police, local media report.

The fire department responded to the incident, the department said, and pronounced the suspect dead.

He had been playing overseas since 2013.

Honeycutt, 27, was the No. 28 ranked player in the country coming out of Sylmar High School in California.

The confirmation of the tragic news arrived by Aaron Mintz, Honeycutt's agent, via Khimki Moscow, the team with which the American forward last played. For the past few years, he had bounced back and forth between Khimki and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.

Basketball reporter David Pick said that Honeycutt was working on an NBA comeback and even tried out for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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