An associate of Marion "Suge"
Knight was shot at a Compton, CA Shell gas station yesterday. Alton McDonald,
37, was pumping gas when a dark pickup drove up and started shooting. McDonald
was hit in the upper body and died at Saint Francis Medical Center. According
to police, a man who was with McDonald fled the scene after the shooting. Police
believe there were several people in the car and that at least one of the suspects
got out and opened fire. The killers of McDonald remain at large.
McDonald was allegedly driving a car that was
registered to the current head of Tha Row security and according to sources,
was a major figure in Suge Knight's organization, although it is not known whether
he was employed by Tha Row. Knight paid his respects to McDonald at the hospital
and according to the Los Angeles Times, also paid his respects to McDonald's
family at their Compton home.
McDonald was present in Las Vegas with Suge Knight
when Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in 1996. Surveillance camera's captured
him participating in the infamous scuffle in a hotel lobby, which many theorize
led to Tupac Shakur's death.