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Former UCLA and Sacramento Kings basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead of an apparent suicide after exchanging gunfire with the Los Angeles Police Department.

He was only 27.


Honeycutt, 27, allegedly barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks residence on Friday. Police came to the scene after his mother called to say Honeycutt was acting erratically.

When police arrived, Honeycutt allegedly shot at the officers, who shot back. It was unclear whether Honeycutt shot himself or was shot by police.

No officers were injured in the altercation, according to LAPD. Several residents in the area had been evacuated as a precaution.

The LAPD twitter account detailed the incident as it unfolded and initially stated Tyler was struck by police gunfire. They later stated his gunshot was self-inflicted.


My condolences and prayers to Tyler’s family.