Suge Knight is wanted in connection with the killing of one man and the injuring of another in Compton.
The founder of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, is suspected of running down two men in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, authorities said. Knight reportedly hit the men with his truck after an argument on a film set.
Suge Knight is wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Compton
According to the Los Angeles Times, a confrontation began about 3pm on Thursday (January 29, 2014) when Knight and two unidentified men arguing on the set of Straight Outta Compton - a biopic about NMA.
About 20 minutes into the alleged argument, the two men were at Tam's Burgers near Central and East Rosecrans avenues. It is then that Knight is believed to have followed the men in his truck and run them over in a parking lot.
Witnesses said the truck hit the men, backed over them, before leaving the scene. One of the victims - a 55-year-old man - is dead, the other, 51, suffered undisclosed injuries. At least one of the victims was a member of the film crew.
The incident is being investigated as homicide and a staff member at the office of Knight's attorney James E. Blatt, said that the lawyer had been in contact with his client to talk about possible "next steps."
Blatt did say that Knight planned to turn himself into authorities and that "we are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated."
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton tells the story of N.W.A, a pioneering rap group featuring Eazy-E and Ice Cube. Knight's affiliation with the movie is unclear.
In 1997, Knight was sentenced to nine years in prison for violating the terms of his probation from an earlier assault case.