Tyler Honeycutt, the former NBA player who used to play for UCLA Bruins and Sacramento Kings, has died of an apparent suicide following a police shootout, multiple sources have confirmed.
PIO Josh Rubenstein told media that officers responded to a call for a man with a gun at Honeycutt’s Sherman Oaks on Friday, July 6, at approximately 5 P.M. Officers made contact with a man in his 20’s upon arrival.
He said, "As they were communicating with the suspect he fired out of the residence and the officers returned fire".
Josh further noted that “no officers were injured and it was unknown if the suspect had been struck by the officers gunfire” at the time.
Shortly after he barricaded himself inside the residence, SWAT, MEU and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene.
During the incident, approximately 30 residents were evacuated. At approximately 2:30 A.M. SWAT located an unresponsive man inside the residence. LAFD responded & pronounced the his death at the scene.
UPDATE: Regarding last nights Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division, it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer’s gunfire. The suspect appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 7, 2018
A public information director and spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that a handgun was located at the scene.
According to TMZ, the late basketball player's mother allegedly called police and said that her son was acting erratically.
Rest In Peace Tyler!