Suge Knight is in custody for the fatal hit and run of his own friend. The Death Row founder has been reportedly charged with homicide and his bail is set at $2M.
Reports Page Six:
Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s information office. She said he is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station.
Knight had turned himself into authorities early Friday. His attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the incident was being investigated as a homicide and that Knight was a person of interest.
Knight is maintaining it was an accident. But witnesses are saying that it was intentional because he hit both men—a 55-year-old man who died and a 51-year-old—twice.
Late Thursday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina told reporters that the crash occurred around 3 p.m. PST in the parking lot of the restaurant in the Los Angeles-area city of Compton and then the driver took off.
“Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again,” Corina said.
“The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act,” he said.
The Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that two people were in the parking lot when the red pick-up arrived and its driver became involved in an argument with them.
“The argument escalated and the driver backed up striking one of the victims. The driver then drove forward driving over both victims,” the sheriff’s statement said. “Various witnesses described the driver as being Marion Suge Knight.”
Despite Knight’s claims, TMZ reports that he has been charged with murder.
Suge Knight better come up with a better story than “I was trying to get away.”
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