Marion “Suge” Knight was involved in a hit-and-run this afternoon (January 29) that left one man dead and another injured in Compton, California. The law offices of James E. Blatt, Knight’s attorney confirmed to HipHopDX.
According to TMZ, Knight was in an altercation with two men on the set of a film project that took place on the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue.
The publication also reports that while attempting to leave the scene following the fight, Knight jumped into his car and accidentally ran over his friend, Terry Carter who was attempting to get into the vehicle with Knight. Carter was later pronounced dead. The other victim’s condition is unknown.
Knight’s lawyer’s have yet to confirm whether he was driving the vehicle.
A separate Los Angeles Times report states that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is “investigating the hit-and-run as a homicide, not a traffic accident.”
ABC News reports that Knight claims he was attacked by the two individuals and that he is expected to turn himself into authorities.
Reportedly both Dr. Dre and Ice Cube were on hand for the film project but had already left the set when the incident occurred.
Knight’s lawyers also confirmed to HipHopDX that an official statement will be issued shortly.
Videos of the aftermath obtained by TMZ and ABC News are included below.
For more on Suge Knight’s 2014 arrest for stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer, watch the DX Daily below: