Nipsey Hussle's alleged killer Eric Holder has been arrested by police

Tuesday - 02/04/2019 18:03
A vigil to honor the slain rapper turned violent on Monday leaving one person stabbed and many injured. Harrison Hill

Authorities say Eric Holder, the prime suspect in Nipsey Hussle's shooting death, has been captured. 

"Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody," the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier Tuesday the LAPD identified Holder, 29, as the suspect who shot and killed Hussle outside of his South Central Los Angeles boutique Sunday, before fleeing through an alley to a waiting car driven by an unidentified female.

Los Angeles sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told the Associated Press a man matching the description of Holder was detained Tuesday afternoon in Bellflower, a city about 20 miles southeast of where Hussle was slain Sunday.

Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show, sponsored by Nissan, at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside a clothing store he owned on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images for BET)


During a Tuesday morning press conference, Police Chief Michel Moore said the fatal shooting of Hussle was the result of a personal dispute, not gang violence, although authorities believe Holder has gang affiliations. 

Two other men were shot during the attack.  

"Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions, engaged in (conversation) with Nipsey, left and came back. He subsequently came back... armed with a handgun, striking and killing Nipsey Hussle," Moore added. 


An autopsy completed Monday revealed that the 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, died from gunshots to the head and torso. His death was then certified as a homicide.

Related: LAPD: Nipsey Hussle shooting was result of personal dispute, not gang violence


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