Suge Knight, the Death Row Records founder, turned himself into police on Friday in connection with a hit-and-run that left one man dead.
Knight was seen walking while smoking a cigar to the police station before he put it out and left it in a tree. Knight was arrested following a fatal crash on Thursday night, his attorney told ABC and other news outlets.
His bail was set at more than $2 million. He wasn’t able to make bond.
Prosecutors are still determining what he will be charged with.
Knight’s attorney says Knight was called over to a fast-food restaurant for a meeting and attacked by four people who beat the former rap music mogul through his truck window and threatened to kill him. Blatt says a friend of Knight’s called him to Tam’s Burgers in Compton about an hour after a dispute at a film shoot a couple miles away.
Blatt says Knight was attacked as he slowed his pickup truck and fled in fear by accelerating. He had no idea he had hit two men, killing the 55-year-old friend, Terry Carter, and injuring another 51-year-old man.
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According to authorities, Knight got into an argument on the set of a promotional shoot for the film, “Straight Outta Compton.” Witnesses said they heard an argument before the incident and that the hit-and-run appeared intentional.
“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.
While Blatt described Carter as Knight’s friend, Carter’s family released a statement on Friday saying the two were business associates who worked on several music projects together – not friends.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.