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(PIX11) – Shocking video allegedly showing former rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight running down two men with his red pickup truck was posted by TMZ early Monday morning.
The video was taken Jan. 29 near a burger joint in Compton, where Knight had been filming with Dr. Dre, who is making a retrospective on the rise of the rap group NWA.
According to the gossip site, the video shows Knight drive up in a red truck, at which point he is confronted by 51-year-old Cle “Bone” Sloan, who was doing security for the movie. Sloan can be seen running over to the driver’s side window, and Knight’s lawyer claims at that point a scuffle broke out between the two men, but the view is partially obscured.
Suddenly, Knight tries to back out of the driveway at high speed, and one of his mirrors knocks down Sloan, who was doing security for the movie.
The second man struck in the incident, Terry Carter, 55, can be seen standing near Sloan and in the path of the truck. Knight throws the truck back into drive and runs over Sloan’s body before plowing into Carter, killing him, the video purportedly shows.
Knight’s attorney claims that his client feared for his life and that both Carter and Sloan had guns. In the surveillance video, a third man can be seen taking something from Sloan’s waistband and putting it in his own. However, if that was the case, it’s unclear why Knight would accelerate into the driveway a second time instead of just driving away.
Knight, who also faces charges after allegedly stealing a paparazzo’s camera with comedian Katt Williams, has already fired two of his lawyers. Knight pleaded “not guilty” in the Compton hit-and-run and was due in court Monday — just hours after the video was posted online.