Former UCLA and Sacramento Kings player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead early Saturday morning in Los Angeles following a shootout with police, according to multiple reports.
Police received a call around 5 p.m. Friday from Honeycutt's mother that her son was "acting erratically." When police arrived on scene, Honeycutt reportedly opened fire at the officers, who returned fire. Honeycutt then barricaded himself inside a residence for hours, according to police. The area around the residence, including at least 30 people, was evacuated.
When SWAT officers entered the residence around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police located an "unresponsive male" and pronounced Honeycutt dead at the scene, according to a tweet from the LAPD. Though it was initially unclear how Honeycutt died, the LAPD issued a tweet Saturday morning that he "appears to have sustained injures consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound."
No officers were injured in the shooting.
Honeycutt, who was 27, spent two seasons at UCLA where he was named first-team all-Pac 10 as a sophomore before declaring for the 2011 NBA draft. The Sacramento Kings selected the Los Angeles native with the 35th overall pick, and Honeycutt played 24 games across two seasons before he was traded to the Houston Rockets in February 2013. The Rockets waived him less than a month later. Honeycutt had been playing overseas since 2013, most recently in Russia with BC Khimki.