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Suge Knight Arrested: Ex-Rap Mogul Allegedly Pointed Gun at Man, Then Drove Off

Marion "Suge" Knight in 2003 (AP, file)
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) - Ex-rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac, police said.

The 45-year-old was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in suburban Gardena at about 12:30 a.m. and immediately turned over to Los Angeles police who swarmed around his white Escalade, according to police and news videos.

The brawny, bald, bearded Knight was handcuffed.

"He was cooperative," Los Angeles police officer April Harding said.

Knight's car was stopped after someone called authorities to report that Knight had pointed a gun at him, Harding said. She did not know whether any weapon was found and did not have other details.

Knight was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon - a gun - and also on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that he drove with a suspended license, Harding said.

He was being held on $65,000 bail, she said.

It was not immediately clear whether Knight, a convicted felon, was still on parole. If he is, carrying a gun would be a parole violation that could end him back in jail.

Knight co-founded Death Row Records, which helped make stars of rappers such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur. The label's fortunes - and Knight's - started to slide when Shakur was shot and killed in 1996 while riding in the passenger seat of Knight's car in Las Vegas.

The debt-ridden label later went bankrupt and was sold.

  • Edecio Martinez

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