Former Sacramento King Tyler Honeycutt found dead after standoff with LAPD

Authorities respond to the scene of a police shooting in Sherman Oaks

Authorities respond to the scene of a police shooting in Sherman Oaks

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.

UPDATE: We can confirm that during the initial encounter the suspect fired a shot out of the residence and officers returned fire.

Since Removed By ABC7, Former @UCLA and @HoustonRockets Player Tyler Honeycutt Was Shooting at Police in Sherman Oaks, CA - It's an Absolute MADHOUSE There With SWAT, Tanks, Etc.

No officers were injured in the incident.

LAPD's Force Investigation Division is now working on its investigation at the scene.

Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police
UPDATE: We can confirm that during the initial encounter the suspect fired a shot out of the residence and officers returned fire. Honeycutt played at UCLA in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, earning a spot on the Pac-10 all-freshman team in his first year.


Honeycutt played for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011. He was 27 years old.

Honeycutt was a UCLA basketball star, earning All-Pac-10 first team honors in 2011 as a sophomore, before being drafted by the Kings in the second round. He had spent only two seasons in the National Basketball Association, both with Sacramento. He never played for the Rockets, and in August, 2013, he moved his playing career overseas, starting with Ironi Nes Ziona in Israel. In 2014, Honeycutt joined Khimki, a Russian professional team, on a two-year contract. Mr. Honeycutt moved to Efes in Istanbul for the 2016-17 season before returning to Khimki during the last one.

A family member on Saturday confirmed to KABC that Honeycutt had died.

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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