Several Detained in Raid on Rapper YG’s Hollywood Hills Home — Linked to Deadly Compton Shootout

Several people have been detained and one man was arrested 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)

Tyquan Williams, 29, was arrested on suspicion of a weapons-related charge and is being held on $25,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. No details were released about those detained.

The department confirmed the raid was linked to a chase involving an SUV registered to YG that led to a deadly shootout involving deputies in Compton on July 3.

People inside the SUV fired shots at deputies pursuing the vehicle, authorities said, and a pedestrian was killed in the crossfire. The innocent victim was later identified as 65-year-old Ricky Starks of Compton.

Some of the officers sustained minor wounds while one deputy was actually struck by gunfire and suffered a graze wound, according to sheriff's officials.

One person was taken into custody while another possible suspect was still being sought, authorities said at the time.

YG, whose birth name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, denied being involved in the incident in a July 5 tweet. Officials said he was not present during the raid Thursday morning.

Sky5 was over the scene at the sprawling mansion located in the 1600 block of Blue Jay Way as several investigators were seen walking around the property shortly after 10 a.m. Some were seen walking through a home garage where luxury cars were parked while two fire engines and several patrol vehicles were seen 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)

The chase that prompted the search began late July 3. Deputies had been trying to pull over a suspected reckless DUI driver in the black Cadillac Escalade registered to YG when the SUV fled. The chase went into a residential area in Compton, where authorities said shots were fired from the Escalade.

The pursuit circled the neighborhood as officers returned fire before continuing onto the 405 Freeway and traveling into Inglewood.

Authorities later said a dead body was discovered near the shooting scene in Compton.

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.

A body was found on a street in Compton following a shootout on July 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

A body was found on a street in Compton following a shootout on July 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

L.A. County sheriff's Deputy Erin Liu 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.

Investigators believe a high-powered assault rifle was used by those inside the SUV, the Associated Press reported. But the gun wasn't found at the time.

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

KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

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