Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, and ran over a man, the victim is dead ...and Suge fled the scene according to TMZ.

Multiple witnesses tell TMZ some kind of shoot - possibly for a movie or documentary - was going down with Game, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre when Suge pulled up in his car.

A fight broke out between Suge and 2 crew members. Suge got back into his car, took the wheel and threw the vehicle in reverse... and ran over a bystander.

TMZ reports.It's unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the film project.

Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ that the 2 men who fought Suge were the instigators. Sources tell TMZ Suge was scared because he's in frail health - in addition to being shot 6 times last summer, he recently almost died from a blood clot.

The victim is Terry Carter, who sources say is a friend of Suge's. Another man was also hit -Cle "Bone" Sloane - who's appeared in Training Day and End of Watch - suffered non-life threatening injuries.