In the weeks since Marion “Suge” Knight was charged with murder, sharply conflicting accounts have emerged about what happened in the parking lot of a Compton burger joint.
Knight’s attorneys have said the Death Row Records co-founder was threatened and fleeing for his life when he struck two men with his truck and sped from the eatery. But L.A. County sheriff’s officials described a deliberate act in which Knight knocked one man to the ground with his truck and then ran over him, hitting another as he surged forward.
On Monday, surveillance video of the incident was made public by TMZ, providing a fuller picture of what happened at Tam’s Burgers on Jan. 29.
But the video evidence has quickly become another source of contention in the deadly hit-and-run case.
In the video, a red truck enters the driveway of a restaurant and comes to a stop. At least two figures walk over to the driver’s side of the vehicle and what looks like a scuffle occurs. The truck backs up and hits one of the men, who collapses on the ground and lies virtually motionless. The truck pulls forward seconds later, runs over the man on the ground and then plows into another man, running him over as well.
Knight’s new attorney, Matthew Fletcher, said Monday that the video shows Knight being attacked as he sits inside his truck.