Tyler Honeycutt, a former UCLA basketball player, was found dead after shooting at police and barricading himself in a Sherman Oaks home Friday.
- LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 7, 2018UPDATE: SWAT entered the residence & located an unresponsive male.
Honeycutt then barricaded himself in his home while officers waited diligently for any sign of self-defeat or retaliation. The surrounding area - at least 30 people - was evacuated.
It was Tyler Honeycutt's mother who called 911 around 5:00pm on Friday, June 6, out of fear for her 27-year-old son.
Police haven't officially released his name, but LAPD identified the suspect as Honeycutt on police scanners. He most recently played for Russia's BC Khimki.
While initial reports suggested Honeycutt may have been hit by police fire, the LAPD tweeted that the suspect "sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound".
Honeycutt, who was 27, spent two seasons at UCLA where he was named first-team all-Pac 10 as a sophomore before declaring for the 2011 National Basketball Association draft.
Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident.
Tyler Honeycutt once had a bright future as a budding star at UCLA, but it never really translated into the National Basketball Association.
Honeycutt played off the bench for the team in 24 games over two seasons, averaging 1.2 points and one rebound per game, and was often shuttled between the Kings lineup and the team's minor-league team in Reno. He also had stints with Israeli team Ironi Nahariya and in Turkey with Anadolu Efes.