Published: Wed, April 03, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Suspect Identified In Nipsey Hussle Shooting

Suspect Identified In Nipsey Hussle Shooting

Sheriff's deputies have arrested Eric Holder, the 29-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle, the LAPD confirmed.

Police had been circulating Holder's name and photo with hopes that the public could help find him.

Hussle was gunned down on Sunday afternoon in front of his Hyde Park clothing store, Marathon Clothing Company.

Investigators said the suspect repeatedly came up to Hussle and spoke with him, then returned with a gun and opened fire before fleeing in a auto driven by an unidentified woman. Moore added that Holder and Hussle had been involved in a personal dispute, but did not offer further details.

Hussle transformed himself from a South Los Angeles gang member to a rap musician, and channeled his success into efforts to help other stay out of gangs.

Nipsey was known for giving back to his Los Angeles community in numerous ways, offering jobs to struggling locals at his businesses around the city, paying for the funerals of victims of gun violence and pouring money into local schools.

- A possible suspect was detained Tuesday in connection to the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Two others were also injured in the shooting, including one who declined medical treatment at the scene, the police release said. Two other people were wounded in the shooting, police said. The shards injured several people, and many were limping as they tried to find their way around police barricades.

Less than 24 hours after Nipsey Hussle's death was reported, a video of an emotional woman running into a hospital surfaced on social media. "The majority of injuries were related to "trample injuries" sustained when the crowd rushed out", the fire department said in a statement. "Nipsey Hussle represents the enormity of the lives that we have lost".

The LAPD is working with community leaders to clean the area, protect the memorial and make it safe for visitors, Moore said.

An emotional Soboroff read from the email Hussle sent asking for the meeting.

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