Footage Released Of Suge Knight’s Fatal Hit And Run (Video)
In the latest update in what is seemingly Hip-Hop’s biggest story of 2015, video footage has been made public (by TMZ) of Marion “Suge” Knight’s fatal hit and run. Taking place in Compton, California on January 29, the footage involves the former Death Row Records co-founder/CEO, actor Cle “Bone” Sloan, and Terry Carter. Carter died as a result of the filmed incident, as Bone remains severely injured. Knight was arrested for his role in the incident, outside Compton landmark Tam’s Burgers. He is charged with murder, currently awaiting trial.
Typically, Ambrosia For Heads would not post footage that depicts fatality. However, Carter’s surviving family members, in their pursuit of justice, have encouraged this footage be spread. “Terry Carter’s family asked that TMZ post the video to show what happened. The family’s lawyer, Gary Dordick, tells TMZ, ‘The Carter family is pleased you are releasing the video so the public can see what actually occurred and not be forced to speculate based on third party descriptions of the video.'”
Since the incident, Suge Knight’s spokespeople have called Carter a “friend” of the Compton native. Video appears to show an altercation, and a presumed firearm between Knight and Sloan—who is best known for his work in Training Day and Baron Davis-produced documentary, Bastards Of The Party. Knight has called the incident an act of self-defense, as the football player-turned-security guard-turned music mogul reportedly used his vehicle to protect himself against Sloan. In addition to Carter’s tragic death, Sloan’s injuries, and Knight’s latest (of many) incarcerations, the incident has marred the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Knight reportedly visited the film set (which has included Tam’s Burgers) that fateful day. Speculation has surrounded whether the former partner to Dr. Dre and bodyguard to N.W.A., was invited or not. Security turned away the former manager to Dre and The D.O.C., before the incident in the fast food chain parking lot moments later.
If found guilty, Marion “Suge” Knight potentially faces life in prison.
What do you think, after watching this TMZ footage?