TMZ: Man dead after hit-and-run on film set, and Suge Knight is allegedly responsible
COMPTON, CALIFORNIA (WITI) — A man is dead after a hit-and-run incident on a movie set in Compton Thursday, January 29th — and TMZ is reporting Suge Knight is responsible. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ a bulletin has been issued to all officers to “be on the lookout” for Knight, as he is wanted for questioning for murder.
Knight allegedly got into a fight on the set of the film project. He’s then accused of running over a man who later died — before fleeing the scene, TMZ says.
Multiple witnesses tell TMZ the movie shoot, involving Ice Cube and Dr. Dre was underway when Knight pulled up in his vehicle. TMZ reports security told Knight to leave, and that’s when the trouble began.
A fight broke out involving Knight and two other men. Knight allegedly got back into his car and threw it into reverse — running over a man.
The victim has been identified as Terry carter. TMZ says he’s a friend of Knight’s who arrived with him at the scene. Sources tell TMZ Carter was walking toward the passenger door of Knight’s vehicle, but he was behind the vehicle when Knight allegedly gunned it.
TMZ says sources connected to Knight are reporting the two men involved in the fight with Knight were the instigators, saying Knight was “scared” because he is in frail health. He was shot six times last summer, and he recently almost died due to a blood clot, TMZ says.
Two other men were also hit, TMZ reports. They sufferd non life-threatening injuries, but were taken to the hospital.
Sources tell TMZ Knight’s lawyer is arranging for Knight’s surrender to Sheriff’s officials.
Knight founded the successful Death Row Records in 1991, signing artists such as Snoop Doggy Dogg (since then known as Snoop Dogg and Snoop Lion) and Tupac Shakur.
Knight was driving the car in which Shakur was a passenger when the rapper was shot to death in Las Vegas in 1996.
Shortly afterward, Knight spent several years in prison for violating parole on assault and weapons convictions. That prison time — along with Shakur’s death, feuds between Knight and a number of rappers and desertions by Dr. Dre, Snoop and others — contributed to the label’s bankruptcy in 2006.
In August 2014, Knight and two other people were shot while inside a celebrity-filled Sunset Strip party hosted by singer Chris Brown on the eve of the MTV Video Music Awards.
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