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

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A family member on Saturday confirmed to KABC that Honeycutt had died. According to a police report, officers responded to calls there was a man toting a weapon around Honeycutt's Los Angeles home. He then barricaded himself inside the home for hours, according to police.

After a prolonged standoff, SWAT teams entered the house early on Saturday morning and found the suspect "unresponsive". He played basketball for the UCLA Bruins from 2009-2011. About 30 residents were evacuated from the area.

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Authorities received a phone call from the man's mother, who said her son was acting erratically. He was 27 years old.

Rubenstein noted that "no officers were injured and it was unknown if the suspect had been struck by the officers gunfire" at the time. He most recently played for Russia's BC Khimki. The LAPD says Honeycutt appears to have suffered self-inflicted wounds. He was a second-round pick by the Kings in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft and played in 24 games over two seasons before continuing his professional career overseas. "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said. He played just 24 games in the National Basketball Association across two seasons in Sacramento before he was traded in February 2013 to the Houston Rockets, who waived him a month later.

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In February 2013, the small forward was part of a six-player trade that also sent Thomas Robinson and Francisco Garcia to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas. For the past few years, he had bounced back and forth between Khimki and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.

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