Tyler Honeycutt: Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout

Doug Mendoza
July 8, 2018

Former UCLA and Sacramento Kings player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead early Saturday morning in Los Angeles following a shootout with police, according to multiple reports.

Police haven't officially released his name, but LAPD identified the suspect as Honeycutt on police scanners.

Crisis negotiators were called and a SWAT team found an unresponsive man who was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Honeycutt, 27, was the No. 28 ranked player in the country coming out of Sylmar High School in California.

The man, said to be in his mid-20s, shot at the officers after his mother called the authorities and said her son was "acting erratically", Los Angeles' KABC-TV reported, citing authorities. He most recently played for Russia's BC Khimki.

No officers were injured.

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Basketball player Tyler Honeycutt has died after a shootout with USA police, local media report. At least one officer returned fire.

Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident. In the National Basketball Association, he had registered 24 games with the Sacramento Kings.

Demarcus Cousins, who played alongside Tyler for the Kings, tweeted, "RIP Tyler Honeycutt..."

He spent two years in the NBA before playing basketball in Europe from 2014-18. He also had stints with Israeli team Ironi Nahariya and in Turkey with Anadolu Efes.

New Orleans Pelicans small forward Solomon Hill, among others, reacted to Honeycutt's death on Twitter.

The site has since removed Honeycutt's name from the report.

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