LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — One man was arrested and several more detained when deputies served a search warrant a Hollywood Hills home belonging to rapper YG in connection to a pursuit and shootout that killed an innocent bystander earlier this month.
Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department descended on a large home in the 1600 block of Blue Jay Way before 10 a.m. Thursday. YG, whose legal name is Keenon Jackson, was not there when detectives arrived. He is currently leasing the home.
Helicopter footage from SKY2 showed detectives walking in through a shattered glass door and several cars in the circular driveway, including a red sports car that had been covered with a white sheet. It’s not clear why the vehicle was covered.
One man, identified as 29-year-old Tyquan Williams, was arrested on a weapons charge, the sheriff’s department said. Several more people were detained.
The search was conducted in connection with a pursuit and deadly shootout with deputies on July 3. The suspects led deputies in a chase from Compton into Inglewood that turned into a running gun battle. Ricky Cornell Starks, 65, was found dead of a gunshot wound at one of the scenes where shots were fired, and authorities say he was not involved with the chase or the shootings.
The Cadillac Escalade that the suspects were driving was registered to Jackson. Jackson tweeted he knew nothing about the pursuit or shooting, and that he was in the studio that night until well after midnight.
Neither Jackson nor his record label Universal Music Group commented on the raid.