Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

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His team confirmed his death on Twitter after speaking with his agent. When officers arrived, the man opened fire at the officers, who returned fire.

Honeycutt then barricaded himself in his home while officers waited diligently for any sign of self-defeat or retaliation.

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday.

After a prolonged standoff, SWAT teams entered the house early on Saturday morning and found the suspect "unresponsive".

In ABC-7's initial report, the news network named the suspect as former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt.

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They later tweeted that the suspect appeared to have suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. BC Khimki expresses its deepest condolences to Tyler's family and friends...

No officers were injured in the altercation, according to LAPD. At least 30 residents surrounding the home were evacuated as a precaution.

Authorities received a phone call from the man's mother, who said her son was acting erratically.

Honeycutt played college basketball for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011 and was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft in 2011 by the Sacramento Kings.

The fire department responded to the incident, the department said, and pronounced the suspect dead. He played just 24 games in the National Basketball Association across two seasons in Sacramento before he was traded in February 2013 to the Houston Rockets, who waived him a month later. He was 27 years old. He also spent a year playing for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish squad, before returning to Khimki in 2017.

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