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

Tyler Honeycutt once had a bright future as a budding star at UCLA, but it never really translated into the NBA. The former Sacramento Kings player will never have another chance after he was shot dead on Friday night.

ABC7-Los Angeles reports that Honeycutt barricaded himself inside his home, fired a weapon at LAPD and was subsequently killed after a shootout.

“According to ABC7, the suspect’s mother called the police and told them her son was acting “erratically.” When police showed up at the residence, the suspect opened fire at the officers, and the officers returned fire. The officers reportedly believe the suspect was still alive “based on text messages.”

Authorities received a phone call from the man’s mother, who said her son was acting erratically. When officers arrived, the man opened fire at the officers, who returned fire.

No officers were injured in the shooting, authorities said.

While officers could not communicate with the man after the shooting, they believed he was still alive based on text messages.”

Honeycutt was first team All-Pac-10 in 2011 and was 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 had been playing overseas since 2013. Honeycutt was just 27 years old.

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