According to TMZ, Knight was “lured” to the CPT under the belief that he and Dre were to make peace. The two fell out after Dre left Death Row Records years ago and haven’t been on good terms since.
The 49-year-old co-founder of Death Row made his way to the set of a commercial for the Straight Outta Compton biopic but he wasn’t welcomed. Reportedly, Dre’s security pushed Knight and told him to leave. Terry Carter, the man who he allegedly killed, called and convinced him to meet with Dre at another shooting location.
Knight’s people say that he got jumped upon arrival at the next spot. Fearing for his safety, he hopped back in the vehicle and ran over Carter and another man, Cle "Bone" Sloan, who is currently hospitalized.
While his lawyer, James Blatt, has said Knight “did not do anything wrong in this matter,” one of Carter’s family members believes he committed murder. The woman, who did not want to reveal her name, told TMZ that Knight intended to kill Sloan with his car and hit Carter in the process. Carter, 55, was said to be helping Sloan to safety when Knight ran over his head.
One witness was clear that Knight argued with a man first and then proceeded to “run him over twice.”
Knight, who turned himself in early this morning, is being held on $2 million bond at the Inmate Reception Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
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