Suge Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder for the fatal hit and run that occurred near the set of the commercial being filmed for the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
Knight was booked at the West Hollywood Station at around 3 a.m., held on a $2 million bail.
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. The interview concluded around 3:30 a.m., when the hip-hop mogul was booked into jail.
It’s being reported there were actually two fights – one on the set and a second at a nearby restaurant.
About 20 minutes after the alleged argument, the victims were at Tam’s Burgers, where Knight is believed to have followed the men in his truck and run them over in the parking lot.
Witnesses said the truck hit the men, then backed over them before leaving the scene.
A report stated, “When the homicide detectives arrived, they learned that two individuals were hanging out at the rear parking lot of a business when a red pick-up truck approached.
“The driver of the pick-up truck became involved in a verbal argument with the individuals from the parking lot. The argument escalated and the driver backed up striking one of the victims. The driver then drove forward driving over both victims.”
Various witnesses told authorities the driver was Knight. The suspect’s vehicle, the sheriff’s department noted, was described as a red Ford F-150 Raptor.
Sheriff’s homicide detective Lt. John Corina says authorities have found Suge Knight’s red Ford Raptor, the vehicle involved in today’s fatal hit and run, parked in Westwood and impounded it.
One of the victims, Suge’s friend Terry Carter, 55, died. Actor Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, was reportedly the second victim that endured non-life threatening injuries.
The deceased victim was first reported to be 86-year-old Battlestar Galactica actor, Terry Carter. This is not the case.
Suge’s attorney 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.”
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