Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD


Honeycutt played for UCLA from 2009 to 2011.

Tyler Honeycutt, a former National Basketball Association and EuroLeague pro, died in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles, ABC7-Los Angeles reported in the early morning hours on July 7. When police arrived at the scene, Honeycutt had apparently opened fire on them. A SWAT crew was called to the incident and entered the residence, he said, where they found the suspect unresponsive. It was unclear whether Honeycutt shot himself or was shot by police. According to a report from ABC-7, the player was found dead after an altercation with the LAPD.

According to LAPD, a male suspect in his 20s, later identified as Honeycutt, was involved in an "Officer-involved shooting" at Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Police reported to Honeycutt's residence at 5 p.m. local on Friday after Honeycutt's mother called, saying her son was acting erratically.

U.S. media report it was the former Sacramento King's player, who was on contract for Moscow's BC Khimki. No officers were injured.

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Authorities have not yet released the name of the man.

Starting his career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Honeycutt was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011.

The Kings traded Honeycutt to the Houston Rockets in 2013. He was soon waived, and later that year signed a contract with the Ironi Nes Ziona, a team in the Israeli Super League. He also spent a year playing for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish squad, before returning to Khimki in 2017.