Tyler Honeycutt, a former NBA and Euro League pro, died following a shootout in Los Angeles, ABC7-Los Angeles reported in the early hours of 7 July.
Honeycutt, an outstanding high school star in California, most recently in the 2017/18 season for the Russian Khimki. He was 27.
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1. Police say they responded to a call from a man who acted "unpredictable"
According to LAPD police responded to a call for a man with a gun near Sherman Oaks on Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue, around 5pm on 6th July. The man's mother made the call after her son showed unpredictable behavior.
After making contact with the man, he shot his gun out of the house with LAPD officers. At least one officer returned the fire.
2. Officers fired and the suspect barricaded themselves inside the house
After the first firefight, the suspect barricaded himself in his home, according to police
Police gathered the SWAT and LAPD crisis negotiation team and evacuated at least 30 residents from nearby Houses as they tried to make the suspect surrender.
According to KTLA 5 Los Angeles local news, officers talked with the suspect in person and through a cellphone while trying to bring him to task.
. 3 The suspect died at the scene and no officers were injured during the altercation
About six hours after the tweeting of the SWAT arrived, officers entered the house and declared the suspect dead at the scene. No officers were injured.
The police have not yet determined whether the suspect died as a result of the previous firefight, believing that he was still alive throughout the stalemate and unsure whether the suspect had been shot during the altercation
ABC7 – Los Angeles identified Honeycutt as the suspect and deceased in the first version of his article, but his name has since been removed and the suspect is referred to as a "former NBA and UCLA basketball player."
Police have not officially released his name, but LAPD identified the suspect as Honeycutt on police scanners.
LAPD's Force Investigation Division is currently working on its crime scene investigation.
4. Honeycutt was a studded outlook in high school & played for UCLA before being designed by the Sacramento Kings
Honeycutt, 27, was the # 28 ranked player in the country, coming from Sylmar High School in California , He played basketball for the UCLA Bruins from 2009-2011. The Sacramento Kings names him the 35th choice in the 2011 draft. He appeared in 24 games for the Kings in two seasons and spent most of his time in the Kings G-League affiliate, Reno Bighorns.
The Kings traded Honeycutt to the Houston Rockets in 2013. He was soon renounced, and later that year he signed a contract with the Ironi Nes Ziona, a team in the Israeli Super League. In 2014, Honeycutt joined Chimki, a Russian professional team, with a two-year contract. He also played for one year for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish team, before returning to Khimki in 2017. He had an average of 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in the EuroLeague last season.
. 5 The basketball world reacts to his death on social media
New Orleans Pelican's Small Forward Solomon Hill responded to Honeycutt's death on Twitter
Basketball Reporter David Pick said Honeycutt was working on an NBA comeback and was even testing for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This is an evolving story
Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt died on July 6 in an attack on Los Angeles. The police say Honeycutt fired at the commanding police officers who exchanged gunfire. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.
Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt died on July 6 in a shootout in Los Angeles. The police say that Honeycutt shot at the commanding police officers who exchanged gunfire. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.