Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Reportedly Found Dead After Shooting At Police
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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.
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: Regarding last nights Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division, it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer’s gunfire. The suspect appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 7, 2018
RIP Tyler Honeycutt ?? pic.twitter.com/E2rxgmNHEc
— EuroLeague Türkiye (@TurkeyLega) July 7, 2018
hurt by the news, glad no one else was injured, but ultimately sad to say, rest in peace to my basketball brother tyler honeycutt… pic.twitter.com/5jmXT472gB
— Solomon Hill (@solohill) July 7, 2018
RIP to my bro @thoneycutt23! Damn this one hurts
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 7, 2018
RIP Tyler Honeycutt??
Prayers up for his family and friends.
Rest easy bro!
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) July 7, 2018
Been playing against T. Honeycutt my whole life! To hear this hits home for me ? #RIPTylerHoneycutt
— Jordan Hamilton (@J_Goin_HAM) July 7, 2018
RIP tyler honeycutt
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) July 7, 2018
RIP Tyler Honeycutt, really sad news for basketball. Athletes dealing with much more than just playing their sport…??
— Tomasz Gielo (@TGielo) July 7, 2018
So sad to here about Tyler Honeycutt.. I need to hear more details because something isn’t adding up
— Ricky Hickman (@rhsmooth03) July 7, 2018
Honeycutt was one of the first high school athletes we covered. Here’s our 2009 mixtape of him during his Sylma High days.