Suge Knight turned himself into authorities for questioning and was arrested on Jan. 30, according to a new report. A warrant had been out for his arrest after he reportedly killed his friend and injured two others in a hit and run on Jan. 29.
Suge Knight can’t stop getting into trouble. The co-founder of Death Row Records, 49, turned himself into police for questioning and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder on Jan. 30, a new report claims. The rap mogul reportedly killed his friend, Terry Carter, and sent two others to the hospital in a deadly hit and run sparked by a fight on a movie set in Compton, Calif. Suge’s lawyer believes the incident was an accident.
Suge Knight Arrest: Rap Mogul Surrenders After Killing Man In Hit And Run
Suge was arrested on suspicion of murder after the horrifying events on the set of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, Los Angeles Times reports. His bail has been set at $2 million, according to TMZ.
The rapper turned himself into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood station with his attorney around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 30 to be questioned by detectives as a person of interest. The interview ended around 3:30 a.m.
Suge’s attorney, James E. Blatt, believes the rap mogul will be released soon.
“I am positive Mr. Knight will be exonerated by Tuesday,” James said. “Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and still need to see video of the incident.
Suge was believed to be both “armed and dangerous” during the incident. After a fight broke out between him and two crew members, who were believed to have instigated Suge’s actions, he violently threw his car into reverse, killing Terry. So sad.
Suge was on a movie set at the time of the incident, where Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were previously filming their upcoming film.
Suge Knight Runs Man Over With His Car & Kills Him — Fight On Set
Witnesses at the burger joint, Tam’s Burgers, claimed they saw Suge’s car back up and run over the victim twice before fleeing the scene.
HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to an employee at Tam’s Burgers, who said, “The Sheriff’s deputies are still here and they made us close the restaurant. We don’t know how long it’s going to be closed. The night shift came at 4pm and when we arrived, the deputies told us to close up and stay inside. We can’t leave and customers can’t come in. Right now, there’s a lot of police here and yellow tape around our business. We’re just stuck here.”
Less than six months ago, Suge was at the center of a scary club shooting during Chris Brown‘s pre-VMA party, where he was shot six times.
HollywoodLifers, are you glad Suge turned himself in? Let us know.
— Julianne Ishler