Report: Coroner rules Honeycutt death a suicide

Report: Coroner rules Honeycutt death a suicide

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office officially declared the death of former UCLA and Sacramento Kings forward Tyler Honeycutt a suicide following an investigation, USA Today reported Thursday.Honeycutt died at the scene of a nine-hour standoff and shootout with Los Angeles police in the early morning of July 7, eight days before he would have turned 28. Per the report, the coroner’s office completed its autopsy and closed the case, calling his death a suicide because of a gunshot wound to the head.The shootout happened at Honeycutt’s home in Sherman Oaks.It was initially unclear whether police shot Honeycutt or he shot himself, but the LAPD tweeted on July 7 that “it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer’s gunfire. The suspect appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”According to the LAPD’s Twitter feed, police had responded to a call of a man in his 20s with a gun. The suspect barricaded himself, according to the LAPD, and “as [police] were communicating with the suspect an [officer-involved shooting] occurred.”

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