Published: Wed, April 03, 2019

Suspect Identified In Fatal Nipsey Hussle Shooting

Suspect Identified In Fatal Nipsey Hussle Shooting

Holder allegedly shot the Grammy-nominated rapper and two others on Sunday afternoon outside of Hussle's retail store in a South Los Angeles strip mall.

Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run after fleeing the scene of the shooting in a waiting vehicle, Los Angeles Police Department said.

After the shooting, Holder, a Los Angeles resident, fled the scene in a Chevy Cruze driven by a woman, Police Chief Michel Moore told reporters. CBS News later reported that deputies arrested Eric Holder in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard, at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time.

Hussle had planned to meet with Steve Soboroff, the president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, to prevent gang violence in his neighbourhood, Mr Soboroff said. Hussle acknowledged that he was involved with a gang when he was younger, and police said Holder is a gang member, but the chief said gang rivalries played no role in the shooting. The store was part of a revitalization effort in the community about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The suspect then "came back armed with a handgun" and fired several times at close range, hitting Hussle in the head and body. "And that's by turning to each other".

"One of Nipsey's most well known songs says: 'Bullets don't have names, and as long as they're flying, all of us are in danger, '" Harrison-Dawson said. Fire officials said two were critically injured, one of whom was stabbed and another of whom was hit by a vehicle.

A manhunt has been underway since Sunday, when Hussle was shot and killed outside Marathon Clothing at Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. Moore said the stampede began when one person displayed a gun, and a second person struggled to disarm the person.

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