Dramatic moment NBA YoungBoy is arrested in police K-9 chase when he 'tried to flee after gun found in car'
NBA YoungBoy was pictured as he was taken into custody by the FBI on Monday in a dramatic K-chase after a gun was allegedly found in his car.
The rapper, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, was reportedly fleeing from the FBI and Los Angeles Police after they tried to pull him over on an outstanding federal warrant.
Pictures from the scene show officers surrounding the area and a helicopter flying overhead.
Officers patrol around the cordoned-off area after the K-9 unit was called in to track down the rapper who was evading arrest, TMZ reports.
FBI agents are also seen standing by unmarked cars around the perimeter to block his escape as the search continued.
It's not clear why YoungBoy was being apprehended, but Complex reported that a firearm was found in the vehicle.
It's unclear if the gun belongs to the 21-year-old rapper.
YoungBoy was reported to be under federal investigation in February after a September 2020 arrest on drug charges.
He was one of 16 people arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on various charges related to the distribution and manufacturing of drugs and possession of stolen firearms.
At the time, police had responded to reports that a large group of people was brandishing weapons while filming a music video.
Marijuana, hydrocodone, and several handguns and rifles were found at the scene.
However, YoungBoy's lawyer denied that he was guilty.
The rapper is already a convicted felon and so is forbidden under state and federal laws from possessing a firearm, Complex states.
In 2017, at age 17, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm, according to NME.
He was released on a $75,000 bond and no formal charges were made.
A $300,000 cashier’s check and more than $40,000 in cash were returned to YoungBoy after being seized from him at the scene.
It is not clear is this case is linked to Monday's arrest.
The rapper recently welcomed his seventh child with his girlfriend, boxer Floyd Mayweather's daughter Iyanna.
Iyanna, otherwise known as Yaya, reportedly gave birth in January to a baby boy, her first.
On Monday, she called for the rapper to be released in a series of Instagram posts.
"My day has been completely ruined," she wrote alongside a broken heart emoji.
"Free Kentrell," she added with a picture of the rapper.
YoungBoy's seven children all have different mothers.
Last April, Iyanna was arrested for stabbing Lapattra Lashai Jacobs, the mother of another one of the rapper's children.
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