Hip Hop royal Suge Knight has been arrested for the murder of an associate today, accused of striking three men with his car…and reversing twice to run one of them over.
Bad news below…
4:15 AM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … after interviewing Suge Knight, cops have formally arrested him on murder charges, and his bail has been set at $2 million.
We’re told one of the critical factors is that witnesses claim Suge threw his car in reverse once, and then a second time … and they believe he intended to hit one of the people with whom he was fighting.
3:00 AM PT — Suge has turned himself in for questioning and is at the station now being interviewed. One of Suge’s problems … witnesses tell us one of the 3 men who were struck by Suge’s vehicle was in the altercation with him before Suge ran him over … which could be evidence it was intentional.
9:30 PM PT — Cops found Suge’s truck abandoned in a parking lot in the Westwood section of L.A.
8:15 PM PT — Cops just had a press conference … and say there were 2 fights, the second resulting in the fatality. They said the first fight went down on the movie set — and the second at a nearby burger joint. Cops said witnesses claim the car backed up and ran over the victim twice before fleeing.
6:00 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the Sheriff’s Dept. has issued a bulletin to all Southern California law enforcement saying “be on the lookout” for Suge Knight … that he is wanted for questioning for 187 — murder. They also say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Keep it locked on TGJ for more on this developing story.