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Former NBA Player, UCLA Star Tyler Honeycutt Dead After Police Standoff

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Former NBA Player, UCLA Star Tyler Honeycutt Dead After Police Standoff

Former UCLA star and Sacramento King Tyler Honeycutt was found dead following a standoff with law enforcement Friday night. The 27-year-old was reportedly involved in an “officer-involved shooting” at Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

According to LAPD, police reported to Honeycutt’s residence at 5 p.m on Friday (July 6) after his mother called saying her son was behaving erratically. He reportedly opened fire on police, prompting return fire, before barricading himself inside. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Earlier reports had indicated that Honeycutt died from wounds suffered via police gunfire.

Honeycutt was first team All-Pac-10 in 2011 as a sophomore for UCLA before being selected 35th overall by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft. He played just 24 games in the NBA across two seasons in Sacramento before he was traded in February 2013 to the Houston Rockets, who waived him a month later. He’d been playing overseas since August 2013, most recently with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United League.

Entertainment Writer, All Black Media

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