TMZ reports that Suge Knight ran over and killed a man earlier today on a film set in Compton. After a fight broke out between Knight and two of his crew members, Knight got into his car and reversed, running over his friend Terry Carter, who emergency personnel were unable to resuscitate. Knight then apparently sped off. Two other men were also hit, and have been hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. The former Death Row Records CEO was on the set of a film that features Game, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. Sources told TMZ that Knight took off because he feared for his safety due to his “frail health.” Last year, he was shot six times at a VMA pre-party.
Knight’s lawyer is reportedly arranging for his client’s surrender this evening. TMZ says the Sheriff’s Department has issued a bulletin to SoCal law enforcement to be be on the lookout for him.
UPDATE 2: “A source tells Billboard that the incident did not occur on set of a promotional shoot for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, as previously reported. Also, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre — who are producers of the film — were not present.”
UPDATE 3: Suge Knight’s lawyer James E. Blatt told The Los Angeles Times that his client’s bail has been revoked. Nicole Nishida, the spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department told the Times that there were several reasons behind the decision including “possible flight risk, three-strike candidate, possible witness intimidation issues and his criminal past.” Knight is slated to appear in court tomorrow.
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