Suge Knight has been arrested and formally charged with murder after hitting & killing a man with his car in Compton yesterday afternoon.
He turned himself in around 3AM and is being held on $2 million bail.
As we told you yesterday, two fights broke out on the set of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton — the second of which resulted in Suge backing up over a man.
via Rolling Stone:
Knight surrendered to authorities early Friday morning and was interviewed by police for three hours, according to the Los Angeles Times. While Knight’s lawyer admits that the mogul was behind the wheel when an unidentified 55-year-old man was killed and 51-year-old man was injured, he told the Associated Press that the incident was unintentional.
“We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated,” James Blatt said. “He was in the process of being physically assaulted by two men and in an effort to escape he unfortunately hit two [other] individuals. He was in his car trying to escape.”
But witnesses who were at the scene dispute that claim, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina. “The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act,” Corina told members of the media on Friday, adding that Knight had gotten into two separate arguments with the two men before the incident.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that one of the altercations took place after filming had finished on a promotional shoot for the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the Game were reportedly all on set for the promotional shoot, but had left before the accident occurred. According to the L.A. Times, Knight followed the two men to the parking lot of a nearby fast-food restaurant 20 minutes after the altercation and struck them with his red pickup truck. “Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again,” Corina said.
There are witnesses AND video to what happened yesterday. Could this be what finally puts Suge Knight behind bars for good?