Suge Knight: Timeline of shootings, fights

Marion “Suge” Knight’s life as a rap impresario was also closely aligned with legal problems.

His first appearance in the pages of the Los Angeles Times came in 1993, when he was accused of using a gun to attack two aspiring rappers.

Even as his role in the record business faded over the next two decades, he continued to have regular run-ins with the law.


Here is a timeline largely compiled by the Associated Press:

1996: Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years after the brutal beating of a rival of rapper Tupac Shakur’s at a Las Vegas hotel; the beating occurred just hours before Shakur suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

2002: Knight was jailed for violating his probation by associating with gang members in Los Angeles.

2003: After punching a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood nightclub, Knight was jailed on a parole violation.

2005: During an MTV Video Music Awards pre-party in Miami, Knight was shot in the leg. No arrests were made.

2006: Death Row Records, which Knight helped found and was chief executive of, filed for bankruptcy and a Los Angeles judge ordered its takeover by a trustee because of gross mismanagement.

2009: After a fight at a hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., Knight was hospitalized for treatment of facial injuries.

2013: Knight was arrested on an outstanding warrant and later released after being pulled over on a traffic violation in Los Angeles.

2014: Ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards, Knight was shot during an altercation at a Hollywood nightclub at a party not affiliated with the cable network.

2014: Knight was charged with a robbery involving a camera theft in Beverly Hills. He has pleaded not guilty and faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted.

2015: Knight is arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly ran over two men, one fatally, in Compton on Jan. 29.