Some devastating news has come in about a recent shooting resulting in a death. Former UCLA and Sacramento Kings basketball player Tyler Honeycutt has died. He was 27 years old.
On Friday, July 6, the Los Angeles Police Department was responding to a call of a man with a gun in the area of Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. ET.
At the time of the initial encounter, the police did not know who he was. He barricaded himself inside the home while police attempted to communicate with "the suspect."
The SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene in hopes to further communicate with the man. Honeycutt fired a shot outside the home and officers returned fire.
The investigators and paramedics found the 27-year-old athlete unresponsive inside the home and pronounced him dead at the scene by a self-inflicted gunshot.
Neither the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner Coroner nor the LAPD verified the suspect's name. It was a family member who confirmed his identity as Tyler Honeycutt to ABC-7.
No officers were injured during the standoff, according to LAPD. During the altercation, several residents were evacuated as a precaution.
Honeycutt played for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011 and was the second-round pick by the Kings in 2011 during the NBA draft.
Will you join us in praying for the family as they go through this tragic time? In other news, if you get a phone call from this area code, do NOT answer it!