Friday, 30 January 2015

Hip hop mogul Suge Knight wanted for killing friend in hit-and-run

Suge Knight, shown in August 2011 in Las Vegas, was  involved on Thursday in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Compton, California

Marion 'Suge' Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident on Thursday in Compton, California. 

Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detective's unit said that Knight and some other men were involved in an argument on the set of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton on Thursday afternoon, and that 20 minutes later when the men went to lunch at Tam's Burger's, 'Knight is believed to have followed the men in his truck before running them over in the parking lot.'
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lt. Corina also said witnesses saw the truck hit the men, then back over them before leaving the scene. 
Now, his lawyers are working out the details of his surrender and Knight's 'next step.' 
NBC News reports that Knight's attorney, James Blatt, said Knight was driving the truck and called it a 'tragic accident.' 
'They obviously knew each other,' Corina said. 
'They got into some kind of verbal altercation and it escalated. So far the people we talked to said it looked like an intentional act so we are handling it like a homicide.' 
This is all just the most recent in a string of legal problems and police run-ins for Knight. 
He was shot six times in August at a Los Angeles nightclub at a party hosted by Chris Brown.
Then, he and comedian Katt Williams were arrested in October and charged with felony robbery for allegedly stealing a camera for a woman who was taking photos of the two.
The actual incident took place on September 5, just over a week after Knight had been shot.
He had been scheduled to appear in court this week after pleading not guilty in that case and being set free on $500,000 bail. 
Knight was also arrested in both 2009 and 2010 for his alleged involvement in two robberies.
In 2008 he was also arrested on suspicion of drug possession and assault.  
In 1996 he was driving with his friend Tupac Shakur when the rapper was shot and killed in the passenger seat, a case that to this day remains unsolved.
In 1997 he was sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted in an assault case, and was released in 2001. 
He was sent back two years later for violating his parole - after he hit a parking attendant.  

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