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Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested on suspicion of murder, per report

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 09:43:10-05

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested after his suspected involvement in a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead on Thursday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Knight, 49, is being held on suspicion of murder and has a $2 million bail.

Capt. John Corina of the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department told the newspaper that Knight was arguing with two men at about 3 p.m. Thursday on the set of the upcoming movie "Straight Outta Compton." About 20 minutes later, the two men were leaving a nearby restaurant when Knight ran them over with his truck in the parking lot.

Witnesses told police that the truck Knight was driving hit the pair before backing over them and driving away.

One victim, believed to be 55-year-old Terry Carter, died. The other victim, identified by Entertainment Weekly as Cle Sloan, 51, was injured. The Los Angeles Times reports at least one of the victims was a member of the film crew.

Carter's death is being treated as a homicide.

In 1991, Knight co-founded Death Row Records with Dr. Dre. The label was instrumental in pioneering the gangster rap subgenre that became popular in the early 1990s. Among the label's artists were Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

Knight has been arrested several times, serving prison time in 1997 for violating his parole from a previous assault case. In October 2014, he was arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly stealing a photographer's camera.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.