Former Death Row Records mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Thursday's fatal hit-and-run.
Knight is in custody and being held in lieu of $2 million bond.
Police say a man matching his description drove over two men with a red pickup truck, then drove over them again as he sped away from the scene.
One man died; the other's condition wasn't disclosed.
"So far, people we talked to said it looked like it was an intentional act. So we're handling it as a homicide," Los Angeles police Lt. John Corina said.
"A red pickup truck is involved, and those people were also at the other altercation, so yes, it all suggests that he was the person driving that truck."
The Suge Knight hit-and-run stemmed from a heated argument he allegedly been involved in on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
That beef (no pun intended) then spilled over shortly afterward to the parking lot of nearby Tam's Burgers, where the alleged murder took place.
Police say Knight tracked the two men to the lot.
"It looks like he drove backward and struck the victims. And then went forward and struck them again as he left," Corina said of the fatal incident.
The death took place in Compton, Calif. Officers named Knight a homicide suspect and later found Knight's Ford Raptor abandoned in Westwood, Calif.
Knight, along with his lawyer James Blatt, just turned himself in at the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station, where homicide detectives were interviewing him.
Blatt would not say if Knight was driving the truck.
The deceased has been identified as Terry Carter, 55, who some sources have said was/is a friend of Suge. The second victim is Cle Sloan, 51.
Knight founded Death Row Records in 1991, signing artists like Snoop Doggy Dogg (since known as Snoop Dogg and Snoop Lion) and Tupac Shakur.
He was driving the car in which Shakur was killed in a drive by in 1996, and has been known more for his many run-ins with the law ever since.
Knight spent years in prison for violating parole on assault and weapons charges, and was shot six times at a Chris Brown concert last year.
Straight Outta Compton, the movie set where the argument began, chronicles the rise of N.W.A, one of the most controversial rap acts of all time.
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