Suge Knight Arrested For Murder Following Hit and Run
Rap mogul and former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has been charged with and arrested for murder following a fatal hit and run.
Suge Knight was brought in for questioning by police early this morning (Jan. 30) before being charged in an incident that resulted in the death of a 55-year-old man and the injuries of a 51-year-old man.
According to Knight’s lawyer James Blatt, Suge was behind the wheel of the car but the accident was unintentional.
“We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated,” Blatt said in a statement. “He was in the process of being physically assaulted by two men and in an effort to escape he unfortunately hit two [other] individuals. He was in his car trying to escape.”
Witnesses on the scene have reported a different story, including that Knight had gotten into altercations with both men before the incident.
Explained Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina, “Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again.”
Suge’s bail has been set at $2 million.