Sheriff’s Deputies Raid Rapper YG’s Hollywood Hills Home 2 Weeks After Deadly Pursuit – KTLA Los Angeles

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Sheriff’s Deputies Raid Rapper YG’s Hollywood Hills Home 2 Weeks After Deadly Pursuit – KTLA Los Angeles


Several people have been detained after deputies raided a home leased to rapper YG in connection with a deadly shootout and pursuit earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.

Rapper YG's Hollywood Hills home is seen being raided by sheriff's deputies on July 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Rapper YG’s Hollywood Hills home is seen being raided by sheriff’s deputies on July 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed deputies responded to the home after an SUV registered to the rapper was involved in a chase on July 3.

People inside the vehicle had fired shots at a deputy during the pursuit, authorities said, and a pedestrian was killed in the crossfire.

Some deputies sustained minor wounds while one deputy was actually struck by gunfire and suffered a graze wound, sheriff’s officials said at the time. One person was taken into custody while another possible suspect was still being sought then.

Sky5 flew was over the scene at the sprawling mansion located in the 1600 block of Blue Jay Way when several investigators were there shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday. Some were seen walking through a home garage where three luxury sports cars were parked while two fire engines and several patrol vehicles were parked in the driveway.

Rapper YG attends The Def Jam Recordings BETX celebration at Spring Place Beverly Hills in partnership with Puma, Courvoisier, Beats, and Heineken on June 22, 2019, in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Def Jam)

Rapper YG attends The Def Jam Recordings BETX celebration at Spring Place Beverly Hills in partnership with Puma, Courvoisier, Beats, and Heineken on June 22, 2019, in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Def Jam)

Officials said YG, whose birth name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, was not present during the raid.

Deputies were trying to pull over a suspected reckless DUI driver in a black Cadillac Escalade registered to the rapper when they wound up pursuing the SUV around 11:20 p.m. on July 3. They followed it into a residential area in Compton, where authorities said individuals inside the Escalade opened fire.

The chase circled the neighborhood as officers returned fire before it continued onto the 405 Freeway and into Inglewood.

Authorities later said a dead body was discovered near the shooting scene in Compton. The victim, a man in his 60s, appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds.

At the time, sheriff’s officials did not confirm whether the death was linked to the earlier shootout — saying that was still under investigation.

But authorities have since determined the victim was indeed killed in the crossfire.

Sheriff's deputies are seen outside a home rented to rapper YG on July 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Sheriff’s deputies are seen outside a home rented to rapper YG on July 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Erin Liu then told KTLA people inside the Escalade had fired at deputies as the pursuit ran along the 105 Freeway. She said they also shot at the Sheriff’s Department helicopter.

Photos tweeted by Sheriff Alex Villanueva showed a patrol vehicle riddled in bullet holes, its windshield peppered with holes and shattered glass.

Authorities said the Escalade was abandoned near the intersection of Ash Avenue and Queen Street in Inglewood as the occupants fled on foot.

These are real bullet holes Frank, not alleged. Thankfully the deputies involved escaped w/minor injuries.We are saddened by the loss of an innocent,likely at the hands of the suspects,not ours. FYI,policy considerations change drastically when fired upon by a suspect w/an AK-47 pic.twitter.com/d4hO2i1iLC

— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) July 5, 2019

KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

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