A shootout between police and a young man who locked himself in a residence and opened fire on police has been reported to be an NBA player.

Tyler Honeycutt, a former UCLA star and Sacramento Kings draft pick, was found dead in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles on Saturday morning following a shootout with police officers, per ABC 7.He was 27.

Honeycutt’s agent Aaron Mintz confirmed his client’s death on Saturday to the Russian professional team that Honeycutt played for this past season.

Mintz did not immediately return an email from Yahoo Sports on Saturday seeking confirmation.

According to the LAPD, the incident began Friday at around 5 p.m. PT when police responded to a call about a “man with a gun” inside a Sherman Oaks residence. The suspect allegedly opened fire at officers and then barricaded himself inside the residence after police returned fire.

Los Angeles police department SWAT officers entered the residence at about 4 a.m. PT on Saturday and found the suspect unresponsive. He was pronounced dead by investigators of what is now believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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. A lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office declined comment to Yahoo Sports on Saturday morning and said he could not yet release the name of the deceased.


Article originally appeared on Yahoo.

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