Five suspects are still at large in the investigation of a gang-related slaying that led to the raid of Marion “Suge” Knight’s record label office and homes on Thursday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Friday (November 15) it served only three of eight arrest warrants for conspiracy to commit murder at the 16 locations around Los Angeles and Las Vegas raided by more than 175 deputies (see “Deputies Raid Tha Row’s Offices, Suge Knight’s Homes” ).
Kordell Dupree Knox, a 37-year-old former sheriff’s deputy, Michael Leroy Payne, 25, Theodore Peter Kelly, 29, and five other men are accused of plotting the June slaying of Eric Daniels in retaliation for the April killing of Tha Row employee Alton McDonald.
Although McDonald was allegedly with Knight the night Tupac Shakur was gunned down six years ago in Las Vegas, officials said Thursday’s arrests were not related to the Tupac slaying.
The sheriff’s department could not say whether the five at-large suspects are employees of Knight — who is not a suspect — nor could they elaborate on the relationship of Knox, Payne and Kelly to Knight, except that they are associates.
Knight, the hip-hop mogul behind the influential Death Row Records, had no comment on Friday.