Friday, January 30, 2015

Suge Knight Charged With Murder in Fatal Hit-and-Run

According to THR, Suge Knight has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with Thursday's fatal hit-and-run near the set of a promotional shoot for Straight Outta Compton in Los Angeles.  Knight was arrested at approximately 3 a.m. local time Friday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced, and is being held on $2 million bail at the downtown Los Angeles station. (He was formerly being held at the West Hollywood station but had been moved downtown as of 9 a.m. local time, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.) Knight turned himself in, the LASD confirmed to THR, and can be shown doing so in the video below.  night's attorney, James Blattconfirmed Thursday night that his client was the driver in a fatal traffic accident that left one man dead. His lawyer had said Knight was preparing to turn himself in. Detectives were investigating the incident as a homicide, and Knight was interviewed by homicide detectives earlier on Friday morning, the LASD said.  the incident occurred on or near the set of a photo shoot associated with the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The shoot had wrapped and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, who were at the shoot, weren't present at the time of the hit-and-run. Universal declined to comment.

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