Jail Time: Suge Knight Charged With Murder In Hit & Run. Bond Revoked. Face Life In Prison.
Notorious former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested on suspicion or murder after he allegedly ran over two men in his truck following an argument on a film set in Compton, a source close to the investigation confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. His bail has been set a $2 million.
Knight, 49, arrived at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood station with his attorney around 12:30 a.m. to be interviewed by homicide detectives as a person of interest, according to authorities and his lawyer.
The interview concluded around 3:30 a.m., Knight’s attorney, James E. Blatt, told The Times.
The confrontation began about 3 p.m. Thursday when Knight and two unidentified men began arguing on the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the group N.W.A., said Capt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives unit.
About 20 minutes after the alleged argument, the victims were at Tam’s Burgers near Central and East Rosecrans avenues, authorities said. Knight is believed to have followed the men in his truck and run them over in the parking lot, Corina said.
Witnesses said the truck hit the men, then backed over them before leaving the scene.
One of the victims, 55, died. The other, 51, suffered undisclosed injuries, Corina said. At least one of the victims was a member of the film crew, he said.
The incident is being investigated as a homicide rather than a traffic accident. Deaths caused by vehicles are considered homicides only if authorities determine the driver intentionally used the vehicle as a weapon.
Blatt said his client was being attacked by a group of men, and, while trying to get away from his attackers, accidentally ran over the victims.
“I am positive Mr. Knight will be exonerated by Tuesday,” Blatt said. “Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and still need to see video of the incident.”
A representative for Knight had no comment on the allegations.
Knight co-founded Death Row Records with Dr. Dre in 1991 and built it into the first rap label to consistently dominate the pop scene. But he has a history of legal troubles.
In 1996, Knight was at the wheel of a BMW in Las Vegas when passenger and popular rapper Tupac Shakur was shot by gunmen in another vehicle. Shakur died a week later, and the case has not been solved.
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