Tragic Ending for Former NBA Athlete

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses with No. 35 overall draft pick, UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt, who was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses with No. 35 overall draft pick, UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt, who was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

According to reports, Former Sacramento Kings player Tyler Honeycutt was pronounced dead via suicide after a shootout and standoff with the LAPD at his home in California.

Police noted they responded to a call that said a man was outside of Honeycutt’s home this past Friday (July 6). They said once officers arrived on the scene, the man fired off a shot at them, which prompted them to fire back. Despite the exchange in gunfire, no cops were harmed.

From there, a standoff began that went on for hours, and a SWAT team eventually made their way into Honeycutt’s home. Once they entered his home, his unresponsive body was discovered. The 27-year-old was declared in his home by the fire department on the scene.

LAPD said Honeycutt appeared “to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”