Man Found Dead After 11-Hour Standoff In Sherman Oaks; Shots Fired

The former second-round draft pick of the Kings allegedly shot at officers, who returned fire.

Although officers could not communicate with the man after the shooting, they believe the man is still alive, the report said.

Honeycutt's family confirmed his death to the the station.

ABC7-Los Angeles identified Honeycutt as the suspect and deceased in the first version of its article, but his name has since been removed and the suspect is being referred to as "a former NBA and UCLA basketball player". He went to the Kings in 2011 National Basketball Association draft, but only played 24 National Basketball Association games before continuing his career overseas.

LAPD tells us. officers responded to a call of a man with a gun at Honeycutt's Sherman Oaks residence after 5 PM Friday, and upon arrival - he fired a shot at them.

Honeycutt's mother had called the police because her son was acting erratically, ABC 7 reported. Several residents in the area had been evacuated as a precaution.

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

Roughly six hours after tweeting that SWAT had arrived, officers entered the home and declared the suspect dead at the scene.

Honeycutt, a standout high school star in California, most recently played for Russia's Khimki in the 2017-18 season. He never played for the Rockets, and in August, 2013, he moved his playing career overseas, starting with Ironi Nes Ziona in Israel. Mr. Honeycutt moved to Efes in Istanbul for the 2016-17 season before returning to Khimki during the last one.

  • Rosalie Stanley