HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Authorities raided the Hollywood Hills home of the rapper YG on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. One person was arrested and several people within the home were detained in the connection to a shootout that transpired in Compton on July 3.
Keenon “YG” Jackson, 29, was not at home when the warrant was served at the residence. Police arrested Tyquan Williams, 29, on suspicion of a weapons-related charge and his bail was set at $25,000, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The raid was connected to a chase that ended in a fatality involving police in the city of Compton. It was indicated that the vehicle involved in the chase is registered under YG’s name.
The rapper denied his involvement in the chase in a Fourth of July tweet that read, “I was nowhere near the scene of this incident, I was in Hollywood recording in the studio all day. I was there until after midnight on the 4th of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened!”
“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,” tweeted LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva after the incident.
On July 3, deputies attempted to pull over a suspect who appeared to be under the influence in a black Cadillac Escalade registered to YG. The driver of the vehicle fled. The car chase led into a residential area in Compton where shots were fired. Ricky Starks, 65, of Compton was killed in the crossfire. He was not involved in the chase or the shootings.
During the pursuit shots were fired at police officials from people inside the Escalade. A handful of officers sustained minor injuries and one deputy was grazed by a bullet. Officials posted images on Twitter the day after showing bullet holes that were left in police cruisers.
At the end of the chase, the Escalade was abandoned near the intersection of Ash Avenue and Queen Street in the city of Inglewood. The suspects involved in the chase fled on foot.
Written By Christianne McCormick and Tameara Lewis