Updates in the Suge Knight murder hit-and-run investigation are rolling in. Suge has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the victim’s family believes he definitely committed murder. Get the deets inside….
After turning himself over to authorities last night, rap mogul Suge Knight has been officially arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Compton yesterday.
The Death Row Records co-founder turned himself in to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, accompanied by his lawyers. He was arrested and booked around 3AM.
According to reports, Suge’s attorney alleges two men were attacking the rapper/producer on set of a promotional shoot for the film, Straight Outta Compton, where Suge was allegedly not welcomed. As he tried to escape, he supposedly hit two pedestrians, one being his “friend” Cle Shaheed “Bone” Sloan and the other identified as another “friend” of his 55-year-old Terry Carter (above). “Bone” was taken to a local hospital, but was not seriously injured. Unfortunately, Terry was pronounced dead on the scene.
Eye witnesses on the scene tell KABC that they believe the hit-and-run was intentional. One witness reveals,
“All I hear is some arguing and something was going on, so I turn to look out and I seen Suge Knight turn around and go to his car. He backed his car up and put it in drive and then he hit Terry Carter. He ran him over twice,” described Robert Smith, a witness.
And Terry’s family believes the same thing. They first want people to know that Suge and Terry are NOT friends, but rather business partners who worked together on a few projects. In a statement released by the family, it says Terry was NOT involved in any physical altercation and the hit-and-run was NO accident. A portion of the statement reads,
“Although Carter was present for the physical altercation, the family has asked that it be made CLEAR that he was NOT involved in any altercation. It was not an accident, it was murder,” the statement read.
A family member also spoke to TMZ with a few additional details:
Both witnesses and detectives told her Suge and Cle “Bone” Sloan got in a physical fight while Suge was sitting in the driver’s seat. Suge gunned it and struck Bone.
This is where the relative says it’s murder. Bone was laying injured behind the truck and Terry ran over to pull him to safety. The relative tells TMZ Suge KNEW Terry was there but was so determined to kill Bone he just didn’t care, and gunned it in reverse, rolling over Terry’s head.
Suge is now behind bars on a $2 million dollar bail and his attorney says he does not plan to make bail. You’ll recall, he was out on $500K bond after he was charged with one count of robbery for allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills a few months ago.
Below is alleged video footage from the scene of the crime:
We’ll keep you posted….
Photo: Pacific Coast News/ABC7