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Suge Knight questioned over film set hit and run

By | Published on Friday 30 January 2015

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Former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight has turned himself in to police in LA after allegedly killing a man and injuring another in a hit and run incident.

A vehicle struck Terry Carter and Cle ‘Bone’ Sloane on a movie set in Compton, LA – where rappers Game, Ice Cube and Dr Dre were filming – at around 3pm local time yesterday. Knight was reportedly seen driving the red pick up truck involved in the incident 20 minutes earlier. The vehicle was later found abandoned in a car park.

In a statement, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant John Corina told reporters: “So far we have not confirmed it was him driving the truck. So we’re not saying Suge Knight was driving the truck at this time. Although we want to talk to him, since the truck supposedly belongs to him.”

He added: “From the people we’ve talked to so far, and we still have more witnesses to talk to, so far the people we’ve talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act. So we’re handling it as a homicide”.

Knight’s lawyer James Blatt then issued a statement seemingly confirming that the former hip hop mogul had been driving, but denying that there had been any intent to harm anyone. “He was in the process of being physically assaulted by two men and in an effort to escape he unfortunately hit two [other] individuals. He was in his car trying to escape. We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated”, said Blatt.

According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, Knight has now handed himself in to police.