Armed, barricaded suspect may be former NBA, UCLA basketball star

Armed, barricaded suspect may be former NBA, UCLA basketball star

Armed, barricaded suspect may be former NBA, UCLA basketball star

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

Upon making contact with the man, he shot his weapon from inside the home at LAPD officers. When police showed up at the residence, the suspect opened fire at the officers, and the officers returned fire.

An officer at the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division told Yahoo Sports on Saturday morning that because the case is still under investigation, he could not provide further details or confirm the involvement of Honeycutt.

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At 3:43 a.m. on Saturday, the agency tweeted that SWAT officers entered the home and found an unresponsive male who was pronounced dead at the scene. This is still an ongoing barricaded situation with SWAT officers on scene. No officers were injured and it's unknown if the suspect was struck.

A family member on Saturday confirmed to KABC that Honeycutt had died.

Police haven't officially released his name, but LAPD identified the suspect as Honeycutt on police scanners.

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Honeycutt, 27, was the No. 28 ranked player in the country coming out of Sylmar High School in California.

The confirmation of the tragic news arrived by Aaron Mintz, Honeycutt's agent, via Khimki Moscow, the team with which the American forward last played.

Honeycutt was first team All-Pac-10 in 2011 and was selected 35th overall by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft. He appeared in 24 games for the Kings in two seasons, spending most of his time in the Kings' G-League affiliate, Reno Bighorns. He never played for the Rockets, and in August, 2013, he moved his playing career overseas, starting with Ironi Nes Ziona in Israel.

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