Former UCLA basketball player found dead in Sherman Oaks home

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks Calif. home on Friday

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks Calif. home on Friday

Police officers returned fire.

Police spoke with the suspect, a man in his 20s, face-to-face and through a cellphone before he fired at them from inside the building, officials said.

Honeycutt's agent, Aaron Mintz, confirmed Honeycutt's death to Khimki on Saturday morning.

The Los Angeles Police Department said an unnamed suspect appeared to have died of a "self-inflicted gunshot", after reportedly firing on officers. Family members identified the man as Tyler Honeycutt, a former UCLA basketball player who had a brief career in the NBA. According to a report from ABC-7, the player was found dead after an altercation with the LAPD.

Honeycutt then barricaded himself in his home while officers waited diligently for any sign of self-defeat or retaliation. About 30 residents were evacuated from the area.




Tyler Honeycutt once had a bright future as a budding star at UCLA, but it never really translated into the National Basketball Association.

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

The barricade began about 5 p.m. Friday, when police received a call from the suspect's mother, who said her son was acting erratically.

A SWAT team entered the home and located an unresponsive male, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted at 3:45 a.m.

Honeycutt, a standout high school star in California, most recently played for Russia's Khimki in the 2017-18 season. He also spent a year playing for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish squad, before returning to Khimki in 2017.

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