Rap Mogul Suge Knight Charged with Murder After Running Over a Man

By , TheWrap.com  January 30, 2015

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.After arriving at the LA Police Department’s West Hollywood station with his attorney at 12:30amPT to speak with detectives, Knight was booked at 3amPT, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms to TheWrap.  His bail was set at $2 million.

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight argued with two men that witnesses said he later deliberately ran over with his truck in a deadly hit-and-run at a promotional shoot for the upcoming Universal release “Straight Outta Compton,” authorities said.

“We have several witnesses who saw him run over the men. It looked to them it was intentional,” Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau said on Thursday night. He added: “They said it was an intentional act, that he ran the two individuals over. But we want to talk to him.”

The witnesses told police that about a half hour earlier the two men got into an argument with Suge Knight. “It looks like it carried over to the area where the two men got run over,” said Corina.

The troubled hip-hop mogul’s attorney is currently working with law enforcement to arrange for him to surrender, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The fatal collision occurred at 2:55 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue in Compton, California. “There are two victims that were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries. A male adult was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second victim is in unknown condition,” the Sheriff’s Department said.

The man who died was 55 years old. The injured victim is a 51-year-old male, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Hollywood moguls Ice CubeDr. Dre and rapper The Game were all on location Thursday shooting a promo for “Straight Outta Compton” when the deadly crash occurred. Hours before the collision, Ice Cube posted a photo on Instagram of the trio on set.



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