Police have raided the offices of THA ROW RECORDS, formerly DEATH ROW, in BEVERLY HILLS this morning (November 14).
One person was arrested as the record company, run by Marion “Suge” Knight, was raided when officers served one of 17 warrants in two states related to several homicides and conspiracy to commit murder, according to the LA Times.
Several other people were detained at the record company offices, while other arrests were made at unspecified locations, but Knight is not considered a suspect.
The LA Times reports that, when it asked whether the investigation was connected with was in connection with the deaths of rap stars Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. or Jam Master Jay, the authorities refused to confirm which homicide cases they were looking at.
The offices were surrounded at 5am Los Angeles time and streets closed off around the building while warrants were also being served in Compton, Long Beach, Malibu and Las Vegas, police Deputy Darren Harris told the newspaper.
He said: “We can confirm that these warrants are being served in and around Los Angeles are for evidence and arrests,” Harris said. “The kinds of people that we have warrants for are wanted for very serious crimes. There is some connection to Tha Row Records.”
Knight was released from prison in August after serving a five-year prison sentence for violating probation by getting into a fight in hotel in Las Vegas in 1996. The fight happened in a hotel hours before Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting as he rode in Knight’s car.