Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Reportedly Found Dead After Shooting At Police

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| July 7th, 2018 | 27,662 Views

According to multiple media outlets, former NBA player and UCLA standout Tyler Honeycutt, 27, was found dead in his Los Angeles residence after firing a shot at police Friday night.

Via ABC7

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.

The following are tweet updates from the LAPD.

There’s been an Officer-Involved Shooting in the area of Riverside Drive & Tyrone Avenue in LAPD Van Nuys Division. It’s an active incident involving a barricaded suspect. A Public Information Officer is responding and we will provide details as available. Please avoid the area.

UPDATE: We can confirm that during the initial encounter the suspect fired a shot out of the residence and officers returned fire. No officers were injured and it’s unknown if the suspect was struck. This is still an ongoing barricaded situation with SWAT officers on scene.

UPDATE: SWAT entered the residence & located an unresponsive male. LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene. Investigators from our Force Investigation Division are at scene conducting a thorough investigation and we will provide more details as they become available

UPDATE (Saturday)



Honeycutt was one of the first high school athletes we covered. Here’s our 2009 mixtape of him during his Sylma High days.



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