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Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout

Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout

No officers were injured in the shooting, authorities said.

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". He was then selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft and only played two seasons in the pros.

The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted on Saturday that SWAT entered the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home and found an unresponsive male.

ABC7-Los Angeles reports that Honeycutt barricaded himself inside his home, fired a weapon at LAPD and was subsequently killed after a shootout.

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.

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

The Sacramento Kings drafted him in the second round of the 2011 draft, and he was assigned to the National Basketball Association D-League (developmental league) on multiple occasions before being traded to the Houston Rockets in February 2013 and waived by the team. A month later, Honeycutt was waived.

The suspect was a former UCLA basketball player who also had a brief stint with the NBA, ABC 7 reported.

Honeycutt, a standout high school star in California, most recently played for Russia's Khimki in the 2017-18 season.

Rest in Peace, Tyler. All morning, friends, family and fans took to social media to mourn the former Bruin.

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