IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Rap mogul Suge Knight involved in fatal hit-and-run: report

/ Source: Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in a hit-and-run in which one person was killed, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement sources.

Knight, 49-year-old co-founder of Death Row Records, was inside the car that struck two people but it was not clear if he was driving, the Times reported. The condition of the second victim was also not immediately known.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman told Reuters that a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian had taken place on Thursday in Compton, south of Los Angeles, but said he could not confirm that Knight was involved.

A Las Vegas-based lawyer who has represented Knight in past legal proceedings could not be reached for comment on Thursday evening. A number previously used to reach Knight directly has been disconnected.

In November, Knight pleaded not guilty to a criminal charge stemming from accusations that he stole a camera from a celebrity photographer outside a Beverly Hills studio. He was later released on bail.

Knight, whose Death Row Records was a leading rap label in the 1990s, featuring artists such as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, also has a previous conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Peter Cooney and Eric Walsh)