Tyler Honeycutt’s death confirmed by agent


Former UCLA Bruins and Sacramento Kings basketball player Tyler Honeycutt is dead of apparent suicide following a police standoff, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

A SWAT team entered the home and located an unresponsive male, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the LAPD tweeted at 3:45 a.m. Saturday. Officers returned fire, and the suspect barricaded himself inside the home for several hours.

Residents in the 4700 block of Tyrone Avenue were evacuated.

Police received a call around 5 p.m. Friday from Honeycutt's mother that her son "acting erratically".

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

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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. Euroleague Basketball offers its condolences to Mr. Honeycutt's family, friends, teammates, coaches and the many fans who enjoyed his performances with both Khimki and Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

After being waived by the Rockets, Honeycutt went to Europe, where he most recently played with BC Khimki in Russian Federation. The LAPD later stated on Twitter that Tyler "appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound".

Honeycutt played two seasons at UCLA from 2009 to 2011 and then spent two seasons with the Sacramento Kings after being taken in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. He went to the Kings in 2011 National Basketball Association draft, but only played 24 National Basketball Association games before continuing his career overseas.

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