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Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt found dead after barricade incident in Los Angeles

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LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 02: Tyler Honeycutt #23 of the UCLA Bruins in action during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on December 2, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Tyler Honeycutt, a second-round pick of the Sacramento Kings back in 2011 who went on to play 24 games with the team over a couple of seasons, has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a Los Angeles area home after a barricade incident with police, where Honeycutt was armed and fired a shot at police.


A man was found dead inside a Sherman Oaks home Saturday morning after he barricaded himself inside the residence for 11 hours following an officer-involved shooting.

A SWAT team entered the home and located an unresponsive male, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted at 3:45 a.m. confirmed the identity of the person found dead was Honeycutt, who had played his college ball at UCLA.

Family members identified the man as Tyler Honeycutt, a former UCLA basketball player who had a brief career in the NBA....

The barricade began about 5 p.m. Friday, when police received a call from the suspect’s mother, who said her son was acting erratically.

Honeycutt’s former high school coach confirmed it was him in the incident to the Los Angeles Times. Honeycutt’s mother confirmed to the Associated Press it was a suicide.

There are not details yet on what led to the standoff and incident.

Our condolences to the Honeycutt family, as well as his friends.