Police arrest suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing
The man who is suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle is in custody, authorities say.
Los Angeles police arrested the man Tuesday, and have confirmed that he is 29-year-old Eric Holder. The LAPD previously named Holder as the sole shooter wanted for homicide in the case.
Hussle, whose legal name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, died Sunday after being shot on the street where his clothing store, the Marathon Clothing Company, is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 33. Two other victims were involved, according to authorities.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told reporters that Holder “walked up on multiple occasions” to Hussle and the other men who were with him, before returning with a handgun and opening fire. Moore added that Holder and Hussle had been involved in a personal dispute, but did not offer further details.
Moore also offered new information on the stampede that broke out at a memorial service outside Hussle’s clothing store on Monday. According to Moore, an unidentified man brandished a handgun and another person tried to disarm him, prompting a panic which resulted in the stampede. Multiple injuries were reported, but so far there is no evidence that any shots were fired.