Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

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When officers arrived, the man opened fire at the officers, who returned fire.

Family members identified Honeycutt on Saturday, after reports that the man had been a former basketball player for both UCLA and the NBA, according to ABC 7.

Honeycutt played off the bench for the team in 24 games over two seasons, averaging 1.2 points and one rebound per game, and was often shuttled between the Kings lineup and the team's minor-league team in Reno.

Honeycutt, 27, allegedly barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks residence on Friday. The area around the residence, including at least 30 people, was evacuated.

No officers were injured.

"According to ABC7, the suspect's mother called the police and told them her son was acting "erratically".

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Honeycutt played for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011.

After a prolonged standoff, SWAT teams entered the house early on Saturday morning and found the suspect "unresponsive".

The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, so police set up a perimeter and called in a SWAT team, according to LAPD Officer Jeff Lee.

Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident.

Starting his career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Honeycutt was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011.

He had been playing overseas since 2013. Escoto explained that Honeycutt had been playing basketball in Russian Federation and was struggling to adapt to life there. For the past few years, he had bounced back and forth between Khimki and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.

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