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Rap Mogul Suge Knight Kills a Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Compton

Music producer Suge Knight in 2007.

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Suge Knight, former CEO of Death Row Records, was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton on Thursday afternoon. According to the rap mogul’s lawyer, Knight claims he was trying to escape in his car from two attackers when he hit and killed a man Knight reportedly knew. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident as a homicide, not a traffic incident, the Los Angeles Times reports. Knight is expected to turn himself in, his lawyer said.