Suge Knight's lawyer is accusing Dr. Dre of hiring a hitman to to kill him in early 2015. His Lawyer is using this as a defense for Knight after he ran over 2 People he killed later that year. Knight is saying that this was his reason for vehicular homicide and that he was in fear for his life. In released documents, Knight claims that a private investigator he hired presented him with a receipt for a $20,000 check that was written by Dr. Dre for the hit on Suge.
On January 29, 2015, Knight was involved in a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another hospitalized in Compton, California. Knight turned himself in to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department early the next morning and was arrested on suspicion of murder.Killed was Terry Carter, co-founder of Heavyweight Records and a friend of Knight.The second victim, filmmaker Cle Sloan, suffered a mangled foot and head injuries. Witnesses claim that Knight followed the men after an argument on the Straight Outta Compton film set to a burger stand parking lot, and that the collision looked intentional. Security footage video showed Knight running over both men but which Knight's attorney said helps his client's self-defense claim.