We're told 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.
It's unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the film project.
Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ ... the 2 men who fought Suge were the instigators. Our sources say 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.
Sources tell TMZ ... the victim is Terry Carter, who we're told 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.
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