Suge Knight is currently wanted for a hit-and-run incident that left a man dead during the filming of a movie in Compton, California. His attorney is reportedly arranging for his surrender at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as soon as possible.
The rap mogul had reportedly just arrived at a film shoot involving fellow rap legends Dr. Dre and Ice Cube when the H&R occurred. Reports have stated that he drove up to the location and was asked to leave by security, a request that the 49-year-old was less than enthused about and thus a conflict broke out. He is said to have gotten into an altercation with two men, and then re-entered his vehicle in order to exit the scene. Upon reversing the car, Knight ran over 86-year-old actor/filmmaker Terry Carter, who had arrived at the aforementioned movie set with him. Authorities say that Carter was making his way to the passenger seat when the father of four put his foot on the pedal, and did not manage to get out of the way in time.
Paramedics attempted CPR, but this was unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Carter is said to have been a good friend of Knight’s, and his death is purportedly speculated as not having been on purpose whatsoever, but merely the result of the CEO’s neglect in his haste to flee the scene of the aforementioned conflict. Two other individuals were also impacted in said collision; Cle Sloane “(a.k.a Bone), and another currently unknown male. Sloane is an actor who has appeared in such films as Training Day and End of Watch. Both victims are currently recovering in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
There is speculation as to whether or not Carter’s presence on the set was related to any possible involvement in the movie itself, or whether he was simply there to assist Knight in whatever his mission exactly was regarding showing up and subsequently being turned away. Sources involved in the situation say that production on the unknown film had already wrapped up by the time the conflict had begun, and that Dre and Ice Cube were no longer present at the location when the hit-and-run in question went down.
Immediately following the incident, the L.A.S.D issued a bulletin to every law enforcement agency in Southern California detailing them of what had happened and warning them to be on the lookout for Knight. The bulletin said that he was wanted for questioning in regards to a 187, which is the numerical code for murder. Authorities also warned the officials in question that Knight should be considered armed and dangerous as a result of fleeing the scene, and therefore should be approached with extreme caution if anyone happened to locate him or become aware of his whereabouts in any manner whatsoever.
Suge Knight is expected to turn himself in to Los Angeles authorities as soon as possible, according to his attorney. The proceedings from there are yet unknown, but it is expected to be an extremely grave situation given the details of the aforementioned hit-and-run the man was involved in.
By Rebecca Grace