[UPDATE] According to law enforcement, Suge was involved in two fights at two different locations. The first took place on set of a commercial being filmed with Dr. Dre, The Game and Ice Cube. The second, which led to the fatality, was at Tam’s Burgers. Several witnesses say Suge backed up and ran over the victim, Terry Carter, twice before taking off.
The rap mogul’s red truck was later found in a West Los Angeles parking lot.
Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run on Thursday afternoon in Compton that left one man dead and another injured.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells HipHollywood that around 2:55 p.m. their homicide bureau responded to a call at the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue involving a hit-and-run.
We are told that two victims were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries. One male adult victim, who is said to be Suge’s friend, Terry Carter, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The condition of the second victim, reportedly actor Cle Sloan, is unknown.
Suge apparently got into fight with two men and when he jumped in his car to escape, he accidentally hit Carter, who was attempting to get into Suge’s passenger door. The incident reportedly took place near the filming of a commercial with Dr. Dre, The Game and Ice Cube.
Game posted this photo before the accident with the caption:
“#YallKnowWhyImHere History made in Compton today.#Westside #Thedocumentary2 Coming Soon.”
Ice Cube posted the same photo with the caption: “Me, Dre and The Game shooting a commercial in Compton.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells us that Suge’s alleged involvement with the accident is still being investigated and that more information will be released soon. HipHollywood reached out to Suge’s lawyer, James Blatt, who also said he will be releasing a statement shortly.
Check out this video from a woman who was working at the Ride Aid across the street from the scene.
The Death Row Records co-founder was arrested back in October for allegedly stealing a female photographers camera in Beverly Hills. Marion Hugh Jr, the mogul’s legal name, is currently out on $500,000 bail and is expected in court on Tuesday.
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