Is Suge Knight a coldblooded murderer? According to a witness who was at the scene of an alleged hit-and-run on Thursday night, that’s exactly what the hip-hop mogul is. The Daily Mail reports that Knight is still on the run, and has not turned himself in to the LAPD. Meanwhile, police are seeking Knight on homicide charges stemming from the incident that left a man dead. A combination of witness accounts and official police reports have painted a picture of premeditated murder.
Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told the media that Marion ‘Suge’ Knight had gotten into an altercation with more than one person while on the set of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The altercation had ended between Knight and the others, however, and he was presumed to have left the premises. However, Knight returned within 20 minutes after the altercation had ended, tailing the men when they went to lunch. Knight reportedly hit the men with his vehicle at Tam’s Burgers. He also reportedly ran at least one of them over before tearing out of the parking lot. One victim in the incident succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the alleged vehicular assault, and he has been identified as a friend of Knight’s.
At least one witness shared shocking revelations about what may have taken place. He claimed that Suge Knight not only plowed down and ran over his friend, but he distinctively aimed at the men before accelerating and driving his vehicle into them. If that’s the absolute truth, then Knight could find himself facing more than simple homicide charges.
Knight’s attorney claims that the entire situation was a tragic accident — but does the public believe that? He’d come across as more sincere if he’d turn himself in as The Independent reports he has promised.
Fans in the music industry have made a mixed bag of reactions to this latest controversy surrounding Knight. Some have even gone as far as to accuse him of getting away with killing Tupac Shakur. It’s been a longstanding theory that the music mogul killed his friend, and there are a number of theories surrounding why. One of the most prevalent theories puts Tupac in the position of leaving Death Row Records — something that would have left Knight rather displeased. The murder of Tupac Shakur remains unsolved, but is still open with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Suge has never been charged with anything pertaining to Pac’s murder. Knight has, though, been named as a suspect in the homicide case stemming from this most recent incident.