Suge Knight arrested on murder charges after hit and run

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Hip hop mogul Suge Knight has been arrested on murder charges after a hit and run incident in L.A.. Knight turned himself into police early on Friday and has been detained with bail set at $2 million after two men were struck by his car.

The fatal hit and run incident happened in the car park of a fast food restaurant in Compton, Los Angeles on Thursday. A 55 year old man was fatally injured while another man received extensive injuries after being struck by a red pickup truck believed to be driven by Knight.

Knight arrived at the police station with his attorney James Blatt today claiming to have accidentally run over a person while attempting to flee from attackers. However, key witnesses have come forward and said they saw Knight reverse into a man, pull his car forward and then put his car back reverse and hit him again while he lay prone on the ground.

On the witness accounts, Lieutenant John Corina of LA County Sheriff's Department said "Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again. The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act."

Blatt made a statement that suggests his client is innocent of murder and instead unintentionally hit two bystanders whilst fleeing a heated situation. He said "We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated. He was in the process of being physically assaulted by two men and in an effort to escape he unfortunately hit two individuals. He was in his car trying to escape."

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