The 90s really are back and not in a good way. TMZ says that Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is getting ready to surrender himself to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department after he pulled a first degree Halle Berry by hitting a man with his car and fleeing the scene. The man later died. The hit-and-run happened on a film set in Compton where Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and The Game were shooting something. Suge was told to leave by security and that’s when shit got really serious. A witness says that 2 dudes started a fight. Poor old Suge wasn’t up for a fight since his body is weak from getting shot six times last summer and almost dying from a blood clot in November. So Suge got back into his car and when he put the car in reverse, he hit three men.
One of the men was Terry Carter, a friend of Suge’s who drove with him to the set. Terry was walking to the passenger side of the car when Suge hit him. Now, any normal person who isn’t an evil piece of trash and has at least a sliver of a heart would’ve called for an ambulance and stayed with their friend. But not Suge. He took off Lizzie Grubman-style.
Paramedics tried to bring Terry back with CPR but were unable to. He died at the scene. The other men were taken to the hospital and they’re going to be okay. TMZ says that cops haven’t decided if they’re going to arrest Suge for hit-and-run or manslaughter.
This is kind of shocking actually. This might be the first time that Suge Knight killed someone accidentally.
UPDATE: The L.A. Times says that The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective’s unit is treating the case as a homicide. During a press conference, a rep for the Sheriff’s Department said that Suge and two men, one of which was a member of the crew, got into a fight at around 3pm on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. 20 minutes after the fight, the two dudes went to a nearby burger place and Suge followed them in his truck and ran them both over. Witnesses say Suge hit them, then backed up over them before busting out of there. This is totally different than TMZ’s report which made it sound like an accident. So I take back what I said. I should’ve known better. Like Suge Knight would kill someone on accident.
UPDATE 2: TMZ says that Suge turned himself early this morning and was arrested for murder. His bail was set at $2 million.