A former NBA and UCLA basketball player was reportedly involved in a shootout with police that began late Friday night and continued into early Saturday morning.
Police responded to reports of a man with a gun call in the 4900 block of Tyrone Avenue a 5 p.m. Friday and the man fired at officers, who returned fire, but it was unclear whether the man was hit, police said.
"According to ABC7, the suspect's mother called the police and told them her son was acting "erratically".
After the initial exchange of gunfire, the suspect barricaded himself inside his home, according to police.
When police arrived, Honeycutt allegedly shot at the officers, who shot back.
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Although officers could not communicate with the man after the shooting, they believe the man is still alive, the report said. It was also reported that at least 30 residents from homes in the surrounding area had been evacuated due to the incident. Honeycutt was just 27 years old.
Honeycutt was a UCLA basketball star, earning All-Pac-10 first team honors in 2011 as a sophomore, before being drafted by the Kings in the second round. He appeared in 24 games for the Kings in two seasons, spending most of his time in the Kings' G-League affiliate, Reno Bighorns.
Since Removed By ABC7, Former @UCLA and @HoustonRockets Player Tyler Honeycutt Was Shooting at Police in Sherman Oaks, CA - It's an Absolute MADHOUSE There With SWAT, Tanks, Etc.