WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run.
Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office. She said he is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff's station.
Knight had turned himself into authorities early Friday. His attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the incident was being investigated as a homicide and that Knight was a person of interest.
Earlier Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, in a brief statement, said Knight was at the West Hollywood station with his attorney and was being interviewed by homicide detectives.
Video provided by ONSCENE.TV showed Knight getting out of a private car at the sheriff's station and then leisurely walking into the building with companions and others who appeared to be law officers.
Officials say that a red pickup truck struck the men in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. A 55-year-old man died at a hospital and a 51-year-old man was injured but Corina did not immediately know his condition.
"We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated," attorney James Blatt said earlier by telephone.
Late Thursday, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina told reporters that the crash occurred around 3 p.m. PST in the parking lot of the restaurant in the Los Angeles-area city of Compton and then the driver took off.
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