Rap music mogul Marion (Suge) Knight allegedly killed one man and injured another by deliberately running them over with his truck in California on Thursday — and then fled the scene, cops said.
Knight ditched his bright red Ford F-150 Raptor and “was in the wind,” Thursday night, said Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“The act appears to be intentional,” Corina said. “He intended to run those people over.”
The deadly hit-and-run occurred around 3 p.m., after Knight drove onto the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about N.W.A, and got into a confrontation with two unidentified men, cops said.
Shortly after the fight, cops believe Knight, 49, in his red truck, followed the men to Tam’s Burgers in Compton, several blocks away from the film set. More words were exchanged in the parking lot, cops said. Then the driver of the red truck backed up and ran over one of the men, witnesses told cops. The driver then zoomed forward to run him over again, they said.
The truck also hit the second man, witnesses said.
“The description appears to be Suge Knight … One of the victims ends up dying, so now we’re investigating this as a murder,” Corina told the Daily News.
The deceased victim was 55 years old. Cops didn’t release a name, but other media identified him as Terry Carter, a former business partner of Ice Cube, who had been on the set that day, as had Knight rival Dr. Dre.
Knight’s lawyer, James Blatt, told TMZ the victim had been a friend of the rap mogul’s.
The injured man is 51, Corina said.
A red truck matching the description of Knight’s was found in Westwood, near Blatt’s office.
Blatt told police his client — who has a long history of trouble with the law — would surrender, Corina said.
“We’re waiting for (Blatt) to call us. He’s still trying to talk to his client. We’re waiting for him to turn himself in. Sooner or later he will,” Corina said.
“It was an argument,” he added. “They’re acquaintances. I’m sure they know each other. And it just went bad.”
The notorious ex-rap impresario was a “person of interest,” cops said.
“He was seen 20 minutes earlier over at the other incident in the same truck, arguing with some people. Then the same truck ends up over here, a person driving the truck fits his description, so we want to talk to him,” Corina said.
Knight has been arrested several times and was shot six times in September outside a club. He’s currently out on $500,000 bail in the alleged theft of a paparazzo’s camera and is due in court for a hearing Tuesday.