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. 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. 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.
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!— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) July 5, 2019
KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.
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