Eric Holder, suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing, arrested
- Author: Michelle Webb Apr 04, 2019,
Apr 04, 2019, 0:24
In addition to the new security cam video, The Los Angeles Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a man named Eric Holder, who they believe may have been responsible or involved with the shooting.
Nineteen people were injured during a stampede at a memorial service on Monday night for slain United States rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, the city's fire department said. He then ran down an alley and jumped into the passenger side of a auto driven by an unidentified woman, they said.
Hussle was fatally shot Sunday afternoon outside his South Los Angeles clothing store.
He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two other men were also shot, though they survived their injuries.
Police revealed the shooting took place after he had a verbal altercation with the suspect and say the two incidences are connected.
The rapper's death rattled the entertainment and hip-hop world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media. "I ask you to surrender", he said.
After shooting Hussle and two other men who survived, Holder fled in a waiting auto driven by a woman, the police chief said.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who had blamed "senseless gun violence" for the death of 33-year-old Hussle, voiced hope for "justice that Nipsey's family and community deserve" as the arrest was announced.
Hussle grew up in south Los Angeles and often talked about being in a street gang during his teenage years.
At one point, Holder returned with a handgun and "purposely and repeatedly fired" at the men, injuring two of them and killing the rapper, he said.
Real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, Nipsey, who was born to an Eritrean father and an African-American mother was on course to have a stellar year riding off the success of his 2018 Grammy-nominated Victory Lap album after being underground and independent for so long.
The female driver, who has not been identified, claimed complete ignorance of the circumstances surrounding the killing of Hussle when she was contacted by TMZ.
Police officials have not described the dispute they said led to the shooting, but Mr Holder is suspected of walking up to Hussle and two other men and shooting them.