Rap Mogul Suge Knight Surrenders on Murder Suspicion

Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight is no stranger to law enforcement. Over the past few years, he has been arrested several times, suspected by Tupac Shakur fans of involvement in the killing of the rap legend and was shot himself six times in September outside of a club. But nothing comes close to this—the rap mogul has reportedly surrendered and is being questioned for the death of one man after police say he may have deliberately run over two men with his car Thursday before fleeing the scene.


Knight, 49, reportedly drove his can't-miss-it bright red Ford F-150 onto the set of Straight Outta Compton, a biopic currently being filmed about the California rap group NWA, where he got into a heated argument with two men.

A short time later, Knight allegedly trailed the man to Tam's Burgers, where they continued to fight in the parking lot. That's when police believe the founder of Black Kapital Records backed his vehicle up and purposely drove over one of the men, then drove forward in order to hit him again. In the process, he also hit the second man.

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One of the men was killed. Police haven't confirmed his identity yet, but he may be Ice Cube's former business partner, 55-year-old Terry Carter. The other man, 51, was injured. Knight's attorney claims the victim of the crime was a friend of Knight's and that he was simply arguing with them and "it just went bad."

It doesn't help Knight's case that he is currently out on $500,000 bail for allegedly stealing a paparazzo's camera. He is due in court next week for a hearing about that mess.

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