By Savannah Smith   |  07-08-2018   News
Photo credit: Twitter | @LAPD

A former NBA player has died in Los Angeles, California following a stand-off with the LAPD.

Authorities have identified the casualty as 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt, who previously played for the Sacramento Kings and recently suited up for Moscow’s BC Khimki basketball team.

Honeycutt had played for the UCLA Bruins before being picked by Sacramento Kings and had played in both the NBA and European basketball leagues.

He has played for teams including BC Khimki, Anadolu Efes and Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Moscow’s BC Khimki basketball team confirmed, however, one of their recent players’ death on Twitter. The message posted read: “Tyler Honeycutt passes away… Player’s agent, Mr. Aaron Mintz, confirmed the death of Honeycutt. @Khimkibasket expresses its deepest condolences to Tyler’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Tyler.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tyler Honeycutt passed away…<br><br>Player&#39;s agent, mr. Aaron Mintz, confirmed the death of Honeycutt<a href="https://twitter.com/Khimkibasket?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Khimkibasket</a> expresses its deepest condolences to Tyler&#39;s family and friends<br><br>Rest in peace, Tyler… <a href="https://t.co/y0SELMlgNN">pic.twitter.com/y0SELMlgNN</a></p>&mdash; BC Khimki (@Khimkibasket) <a href="https://twitter.com/Khimkibasket/status/1015643243806117888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Police said it all started when the player’s mother reported that her son was acting “erratically”’ on Friday evening. The mother then asked Honeycutt’s high school coach and family friend Bort Escoto to call the police to help contain the cager’s disturbing behavior.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sent a series of messages on Twitter saying officers were responding to “a man with a gun." LAPD also shared that the man who fired a shot from within a residence where he had barricaded himself inside. LAPD said officers “returned fire” but initially did not know if the man was hit. A crisis negotiation team was also dispatched on the scene.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former UCLA Player Dead After Exchanging Gunfire With LAPD in Sherman Oaks, Family Friend Says - KTLA <a href="https://t.co/mNF38oW7MW">https://t.co/mNF38oW7MW</a> <a href="https://t.co/4d5HCRenSr">pic.twitter.com/4d5HCRenSr</a></p>&mdash; LAPD (@LAPD) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAPD/status/1015803358337105921?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UPDATE: Regarding last nights Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division, it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer’s gunfire. The suspect appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.</p>&mdash; LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAPDHQ/status/1015649821376434176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/PDPIOJosh?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PDPIOJosh</a> provides an update on the Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division. No officers were injured, the suspect was struck by the officers gunfire and transported to a local hospital, and a handgun has been located at the scene. <a href="https://t.co/fILXkrgNPL">pic.twitter.com/fILXkrgNPL</a></p>&mdash; LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAPDHQ/status/1015601238015033344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There’s been an LAPD Officer-Involved Shooting in the area of Victory Blvd &amp; Gaviota Ave (Lake Balboa neighborhood) in West Valley Division. A Public Information Officer is responding &amp; we will provide details as available. Expect a large police response &amp; please avoid the area</p>&mdash; LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAPDHQ/status/1015576813051920385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UPDATE: SWAT entered the residence &amp; located an unresponsive male. LAFD responded &amp; pronounced the male dead at scene. Investigators from our Force Investigation Division are at scene conducting a thorough investigation and we will provide more details as they become available</p>&mdash; LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAPDHQ/status/1015546759425056773?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The LAPD would later say that a man they had an encounter within the Sherman Oaks area in LA had died from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound’’, although the man was not immediately identified.

The death was confirmed after members of the SWAT team entered the property and found the man dead. It was initially feared that the man died from the police’s bullet, but further probe later revealed that the man died from the self-inflicted gun injury.

The LAPD wrote on Twitter: “Regarding last nights Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division, it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer’s gunfire. The suspect appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

No police officer was hurt during the incident. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Source:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tyler-honeycutt-dead-police-shot-nba-sacramento-kings-basketball-player-la-los-angeles-a8437056.html

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