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Comedian Katt Williams found himself at the centre of a police raid on Tuesday, when cops stormed his Los Angeles mansion and arrested his distant cousin in connection to a drug-related shooting.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Service, who had been looking for Robert McGhee, targetted Williams’ home after spotting his relative’s car parked outside the property.
McGhee was wanted by Ohio police after allegedly shooting a man in the chest on April 24th in Dayton, following a failed drug deal.
McGhee is said to have fled the state with his girlfriend last week, resulting in a nationwide search for the 31-year-old.
But he was soon tracked down to Williams’ house in the L.A. suburb – and authorities have credited the joint work of various state officials for his arrest.
U.S. Marshal James Wahlrab says, “This arrest highlights why it is critical for federal, state, and local law enforcement to team together to investigate and locate such dangerous fugitives.
“Criminals do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries that often limit our partnering agencies. Through tremendous collaboration and the efforts of our task force officers, we were able to utilise all of the necessary resources across the nation to apprehend this suspect.”
McGhee has been charged with felonious assault (causing serious harm), felonious assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
Williams has not been charged with any crime, although police are still trying to determine whether the funnyman was aware of McGhee’s fugitive status and if he was home at the time of the arrest.