New details have surfaced in the fatal hit-and-run, in which Suge Knight accidentally ran over two men — killing one — after an altercation in Compton, Calif.
The former rap mogul’s attorney, James Blatt, said that Knight was lured into a fast-food restaurant parking lot for a meeting, which then escalated into altercation.
According to TMZ, Knight was invited to broker a peace treaty between himself and Dr. Dre while filming was underway on the set of the N.W.A biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ Apparently, Knight got into a physical pushing match with Dr. Dre’s security team and was ordered to leave.
Later that afternoon, Knight received a call from Terry Carter, who wanted to meet with him at Tam’s Burgers’ parking lot to work things out. It was there that the 49-year-old music mogul was attacked by four people while inside of his truck.
Mr. Blatt told the Associated Press (via NBC Los Angeles) that the confrontation ended with his client accidentally running over the two men, including the deceased victim, 55-year-old Carter.
“It looks like he drove backward and struck the victims and then went forward and struck them again as he left,” said Lt. John Corina of the LA County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. “It looked like it was an intentional act and would be treated as a homicide.”
Knight is currently in jail on charges of murder with a $2 million bail set. A court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 3).
Knight has another legal case pending involving his arrest in October 2014, for stealing a photographer’s camera. If convicted, he could face 30 years in prison.10 Most Shocking Arrests in Hip-Hop