According to authorities, LAPD was dispatched to a residence at Sherman Oaks after Honeycutt's mother called around 5 p.m. PT on Friday claiming her son was "acting erratically". The area around the residence, including at least 30 people, was evacuated.
The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, so police set up a perimeter and called in a SWAT team, according to Officer Jeff Lee with the Department's Media Relations Section.
LAPD then reported that a SWAT team entered the residence to find Honeycutt dead on the scene. He was declared dead at the scene by the fire department. The Los Angeles Police Department later stated in a post on Twitter that Honeycutt "appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound".More news: Every player rated as Croatia triumph in tense penalty shoot-out against Denmark
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The victim was identified as 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt, according to TMZ. After his time with the Bruins, Honeycutt spent two seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Sacramento Kings.
Honeycutt played for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011.
Starting his career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Honeycutt was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011. BC Khimki expresses its deepest condolences to Tyler's family and friends... He then spent several seasons playing in Europe. He also had stints with Israeli team Ironi Nahariya and in Turkey with Anadolu Efes.
Basketball reporter David Pick said that Honeycutt was working on an NBA comeback and even tried out for the Oklahoma City Thunder.