Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

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"LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said. On Saturday morning, Honeycutt's mother told Escoto her son had killed himself, Escoto told the LA Times.

There's been an Officer-Involved Shooting in the area of Riverside Drive & Tyrone Avenue in LAPD Van Nuys Division. No officers were hurt in the gunfire and at least 30 local residents were evacuated during the standoff, ABC 7 reports.

The player, according to family members, is former UCLA star Tyler Honeycutt, who had a brief National Basketball Association career.

Honeycutt was named to the All-Pac 10 first team as a sophomore at UCLA then declared for the 2011 draft. Cops returned fire and the man barricaded himself inside.

They later tweeted that the suspect appeared to have suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After his second season at UCLA, he left to play in the National Basketball Association.

In 2013 he left the USA to play for Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona, followed by BC Khimki in 2014.

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"I can't believe I'm hearing this", tweeted Kings guard Garrett Temple, who played with him on the Reno Bighorns, the Kings development team.

A family friend told the Los Angeles Times it was Tyler Honeycutt who was found dead. He then played for a series of foreign teams, including Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona, and Turkish team Anadolu Efes.

"RIP Tyler Honeycutt", Golden State Warriors player DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins wrote.

Several basketball players took to social media following to the news of Honeycutt's passing to give their condolences. Thoughts and Prayers to His Family!

May he rest in peace.

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