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Katt Williams allegedly pulls gun in WeHo; sheriff investigating

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Katt Williams is under investigation for allegedly pulling a gun near the Comedy Store in West Hollywood

A report alleging that comedian Katt Williams pulled a gun on someone near the Comedy Store in West Hollywood early Wednesday is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said. 

Deputies received a 911 call about a man with a gun at around 2 a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Dave Valentine said.

Williams "got involved in a verbal argument with somebody else up there and apparently that argument moved down the street where he allegedly pulled a gun on somebody," Valentine said.

Williams, 40, was not at the scene when deputies arrived, Valentine said. No arrest warrants have been issued and detectives are still investigating.  

Witnesses posted photos on Instagram of deputies with their hands on their guns outside the club.

Williams has had previous run-ins with the law. In 2012, the comedian was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm. That case was dismissed in January 2013 without charges being filed.

He was also arrested in Woodland Hills in 2013 after he failed to show up for a court date in Sacramento. Williams pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless evasion of an officer in the Sacramento case -- he'd led police on a chase in November 2012 while he rode a three-wheeled motorcycle on downtown sidewalks and walkways -- and was sentenced to 90 days of community service.

In December 2012, Williams announced he was quitting stand-up comedy. But his "Katt Is Back" tour kicked off in fall 2013. He's played a number of concert dates in recent months on his "Growth Spurt" tour and in May taped a second HBO special, directed by Spike Lee.

The performer -- real name Micah Williams -- also had a movie opening Wednesday in limited release and via video on demand and streaming services. The comedy "School Dance" was directed by Nick Cannon and stars young-but-experienced actor Bobb'e J. Thompson, with appearances by Mike Epps, George Lopez and Wilmer Valderrama.

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