Notorious former music executive Suge Knight has been arrested after fatally
running down a friend on the set of the movie, ‘Straight Outta Compton’
after getting into a fight with security. He reportedly then backed up
over the men he hit as he fled the scene. Full report from TMZ below..
Multiple witnesses tell us a movie shoot — involving Ice Cube and Dr.
Dre — was going down when Suge pulled up in his car. We’re told
security told Suge to leave and that’s when trouble began.
It’s unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the movie. A
source close to Cube tells us production had wrapped when the fight went
down … and he and Dre were not on set.
Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ … the 2 men who fought Suge were
the instigators. Our sources say Suge was scared because he’s in frail
health — in addition to being shot 6 times last summer, he recently
almost died from a blood clot.
The victim is Terry Carter, who we’re told is a friend of Suge’s who
arrived with him at the scene. Our sources say Carter was in the process
of walking to the passenger door of Suge’s vehicle, but happened to be
in the rear when Suge gunned it.
Two other men were also hit … including Cle “Bone” Sloane — who’s
appeared in “Training Day” and “End of Watch” — and suffered non-life
threatening injuries. Both men are in the hospital.
Suge has been placed under arrest and is being held on $2 million bail.
Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s information
office said Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and is being held on $2
Hecht says Knight is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station.
Knight turned himself in to authorities early Friday after his
attorney said the rap mogul ran over and killed a friend and injured
The Los Angeles Times reported that Knight and his attorney James
Blatt arrived at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West
Hollywood station early Friday.
“We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will
be totally exonerated,” Blatt told the Associated Press by phone late
MyFoxLA first reported that Knight was driving a red pickup truck
that struck two men shortly before 3 p.m. local time in Compton, Calif.,
outside Los Angeles. The injured man was taken to a hospital and his
condition was not immediately known. No identifying information about
either man was available.
The Times reported that the tragedy stemmed from an altercation that
occurred on the set of a forthcoming film titled “Straight Outta
Compton,” a biopic about the rap group NWA.
A rep for the Sheriff’s Department confirmed to FOX411 the trouble began on a film set.
“There was an initial altercation at [a] film set but [the incident] did not occur at the film set,” the rep explained.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Capt. John Corina said that
the two men Knight argued with went to a nearby restaurant about 20
minutes after the confrontation.
Corina alleged Knight followed the men there in a red truck and ran
them over in the parking lot. Witnesses told the paper the truck hit the
men, then backed over them before fleeing the scene. The incident is
being investigated as a homicide.
“The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act,” Corina told reporters.
However, attorney Blatt claimed it was an accident.
“He was in the process of being physically assaulted by two men and
in an effort to escape he unfortunately hit two (other) individuals,”
the lawyer said. “He was in his car trying to escape.”
The empty truck was found late Thursday night in a West Los Angeles parking lot, Corina said.