UCLA Star Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Police Stand-off

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News the police department responded to a call last night in the area of Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

This morning, it was confirmed that the suspect, who had barricaded himself inside the home, was found dead.

Honeycutt was first team All-Pac-10 in 2011 and was selected 35th overall by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft.

He played 24 games across two seasons for the team, before being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2013.

Residents of the apartment complex were evacuated as police attempted to speak to Honeycutt by cellphone.

According to an ESPN report, investigators were not yet sure if it was inflicted by the police or Honeycutt himself.

No police officers were injured in the standoff, according to the LAPD.

Former UCLA and National Basketball Association player Tyler Honeycutt was reportedly killed in a shootout with police early Saturday morning. They made contact with the suspect, a male in his 20's, and as they were communicating with the suspect an OIS occurred. "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at the scene".

The LAPD said the man died of "self-inflicted gunshot" wounds after he reportedly fired on officers at the scene.

After the incident went down, the police took to Twitter to say that SWAT had entered the residence and located him. BC Khimki expresses its deepest condolences to Tyler's family and friends...

Honeycutt began his career at University of California, where he was named co-MVP for 2011.

May he rest in peace. Thoughts and Prayers to His Family!