It’s been reported that Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier today. The incident occurred after a fight with a crew member on a film set where Game, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube were also present. According to TMZ, witnesses say that after the altercation, Suge got into his car and put it in reverse, running over a bystander, killing him. Sources claim that the victim was a friend of Suge’s.
The Sheriff’s Department has apparently also issued a bulletin to all Southern California law enforcement, saying to “be on the lookout” for Suge Knight and that he is wanted for questioning for murder.
Stay tuned for more developments.
UPDATE: According to Associated Press, Suge Knight’s lawyer, James Blatt, says that Knight was actually attempting to escape from attackers when he went into his car. Blatt also says that Suge will surrender to authorities and is confident he will be cleared of any wrongdoing.
UPDATE: Early this morning, LAPD found Suge Knight’s truck abandoned in a parking lot. TMZ has reported that the truck has since been impounded. Knight also turned himself into authorities and was interviewed at the police station. Allegedly, one of the people struck in the hit and run was involved in an altercation beforehand. That information may have included crucial incriminating details because according to TMZ, the police have now formally charged Suge Knight on murder charges with a bail set for $2 million.