Tyler Honeycutt found dead after LAPD standoff

Tyler Honeycutt found dead after LAPD standoff

Tyler Honeycutt found dead after LAPD standoff

At 3:43 a.m. on Saturday, the agency tweeted that SWAT officers entered the home and found an unresponsive male who was pronounced dead at the scene. Honeycutt then barricaded himself inside a residence for hours, according to police.

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.

Authorities received a phone call from the man's mother, who said her son was acting erratically. According to a police report, officers responded to calls there was a man toting a weapon around Honeycutt's Los Angeles home.

No officers were injured. The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Im said.

The forward spent two seasons with UCLA men's basketball between the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons, during which he was named to the Pac-10 all-freshman and Pac-10 first team. There were various reports saying that the player killed during the shootout was Tyler Honeycutt something that was eventually confirmed by his agent.

U.S. media report it was the former Sacramento King's player, who was on contract for Moscow's BC Khimki. He was declared dead at the scene by the fire department.

He had been playing overseas since 2013.

In 2013 he left the U.S. to play for Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona, followed by BC Khimki in 2014.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt, according to TMZ. For the past few years, he had bounced back and forth between Khimki and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.

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