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Yesterday, Suge Knight ran over and killed a man on the set of a commercial for the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

The victim –  a friend of Knight’s named Terry Carter – died on the scene, and the notoriously violent hip hop mogul fled before authorities arrived.

Today, Knight was arrested for murder, and as more facts emerge about the investigation emerge, it looks as though the hit and run was no mere accident.

TMZ reports Suge had engaged in a shoving match with Dr. Dre’s security staff earlier in the day, at a different location where the commercial was shooting.

Suge Knight: Boss Photo
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The altercation was witnessed by some off-duty cops who ordered Knight to leave the premises.

Hours later, Carter contacted Knight to inform him that Dre would like to speak with him in order to settle their dispute.

Knight is reportedly telling police that when he arrived at the set, he was attacked by Dre’s team the moment he got out of his truck.

Some sources say Knight feared for his life, as he’s still in "frail health" after being shot six times in August.

Others say he was using his vehicle as a weapon, and though the death of his friend Carter may have been an accident, Knight had intended to hit someone.

One thing is for sure: If the attack on Knight was, in fact, ordered by Dre, it could result in some serious legal trouble for the rap legend…and give a whole new meaning to the term "Beats by Dre."