Former Rockets player found dead after hours-long barricade in LA
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jul 08, 2018,
Jul 08, 2018, 0:44
The Los Angeles Police Department later stated in a post on Twitter that Honeycutt "appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound". Honeycutt was only 27.
Honeycutt played off the bench for the team in 24 games over two seasons, averaging 1.2 points and one rebound per game, and was often shuttled between the Kings lineup and the team's minor-league team in Reno. He reportedly opened fire on police, prompting return fire, before barricading himself inside.
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. Some residents were evacuated during the standoff.
According to the LAPD, police responded to a call about a man with a gun in the neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, located by Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue, around 5 p.m. on July 6.
This morning, it was confirmed that the suspect, who had barricaded himself inside the home, was found dead.
UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt plays against Oregon State in the first half Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood.
Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident. The Sacramento Kings drafted him with the 35th pick in the 2011 draft.
He had been playing overseas since 2013.
Since Removed By ABC7, Former @UCLA and @HoustonRockets Player Tyler Honeycutt Was Shooting at Police in Sherman Oaks, CA - It's an Absolute MADHOUSE There With SWAT, Tanks, Etc. He also had stints with Israeli team Ironi Nahariya and in Turkey with Anadolu Efes.