Suge Knight Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run

Lawyer says rap mogul turned himself in
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2015 10:37 PM CST
Updated Jan 30, 2015 7:19 AM CST
Suge Knight Accused of Fatal Hit-and-Run
This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015.   (AP Photo/OnSceneVideo via AP Television)

Suge Knight has been arrested in LA after allegedly killing a man with his truck, CNN reports. A lawyer for the Death Row records founder tells the AP Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend yesterday afternoon while trying to "escape" in his pickup truck after being attacked by two other men. But police give a different account of events to the LA Times, saying that after Knight argued with two men on the set of NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, he followed them to Tam's Burgers around 3:30pm PST and ran them over. "Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again," a police spokesman says. "The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act."

CNN reports the man killed was Terry Carter, 55; TMZ describes him as an actor. The second victim has been named as Cle Sloan, 51, who TMZ reports appeared in Training Day. Police say the incident is being investigated as a homicide, not a traffic accident; Knight's bail has been set at $2 million. Knight—who was behind the wheel when passenger Tupac Shakur was shot dead in 1996—has a long history of legal problems, including an alleged camera theft for which he is on bail. His lawyer says he is confident that Knight, whose pickup was found abandoned in a parking lot hours after the incident, "will be totally exonerated." The Times notes it's not clear whether Knight had any "affiliation with the production" of the biopic. (More Suge Knight stories.)

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