According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the former UCLA and NBA basketball player who passed away after a standoff with law enforcement Friday night died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Earlier reports had indicated that the player died from wounds suffered via police gunfire.
The player, according to family members, is former UCLA star Tyler Honeycutt, who had a brief NBA career. Honeycutt's mother reportedly called the police on Friday afternoon, telling officers her son was "acting erratically."
When police showed up, Honeycutt reportedly barricaded himself in the residence and exchanged gunfire with authorities. The SWAT team eventually broke into the residence and found Honeycutt unresponsive.
No officers were injured in the exchange. Honeycutt was originally thought to be shot by police, but the LAPD has since clarified that they believe that a self-inflicted gunshot wound ended Honeycutt's life.
The LAPD has issued updates via social media during the entire altercation. You can read them below.
Obviously, this is a very tragic story that, at the moment, leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
Honeycutt played at UCLA from 2009-2011 and was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Honeycutt's NBA career was short, but he played overseas a number of seasons.