New reports claim Marion "Suge" Knight's alleged fatal hit-and-run this week stemmed from an interest to cease a longstanding beef with ex-Death Row Records artist Dr. Dre.
The latest reports claim Suge had an interest in putting their past rift to rest.
Suge Knight was lured into a trip to the Compton set that turned fatal, and the mission was to broker a peace accord between Suge and longtime rival Dr. Dre … this according to sources connected to Suge. Shortly before the collision, Suge had gone to another location where the commercial for “Straight Outta Compton” was being shot and got into a physical push and shove with Dr. Dre’s security. Some off-duty officers saw the altercation and ordered Suge to leave. (TMZ)
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According to reports, Knight turned himself over to California police Friday (January 30).
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 million bail. 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 accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers. (Fox News)
Knight’s attorney James Blatt has already spoken out on the situation.
“We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated.” (Associated Press)
Footage of Suge turning himself over to police has also surfaced.
Buzz about Knight being on the run heated up the Internet yesterday (January 29).
9:30 PM PT — Cops found Suge’s truck abandoned in a parking lot in the Westwood section of L.A. It’s been impounded, but still no sign or word from Suge or his attorney. 8:15 PM PT — Cops just had a press conference … and believe two fights occurred. They said the first fight went down on the movie set — and then a second fight happened at a nearby burger joint … resulting in the fatality. Cops also said witnesses claim the car backed up and ran over the victim twice before fleeing the scene. (TMZ)