Police Have Arrested Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect

Police have arrested Nipsey Hussle murder suspect, Eric Holder

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Police have arrested Nipsey Hussle murder suspect on Tuesday afternoon according to reports. CBS Los Angeles has reported that Eric Holder, the man suspected to be Nipsey Hussle’s killer was apprehended by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Two days after Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down in fron of his L.A. clothing store The Marathon in Hyde Park, the 29-year-old Holder was arrested. Holder, who is believed to be a gang member and has aliases of “Shitty Cuz” and “Fly Mac,” was captured in Bellflower, a city in southeast Los Angeles County.

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LAPD released a statement that explained the timeline of the murder of the popular mixtape rapper. Hussle and two men were standing outside his clothing store and Holder allegedly shot Nipsey multiple times. Holder then ran to the getaway car in a nearby alley. Holder escaped the crime scene in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze that was driven by an unidentified female driver.

At a press conference on Tuesday morning, LAPD Chief Michel R. Moore outlined the possible motive of the Nipsey Hussle murder. “At this point of our investigation based on witness statements and the background of those that we’ve identified, we believe this to be a dispute between Mr. Hussle and Mr. Holder,” Moore said at the conference. “I’m not going to go over the conversation, but it appears to be a personal matter between the two.”

Two other victims from the shooting were taken to the hospital, and a third person declined medical treatment at the scene of the shooting. There have been numerous vigils around the country since Nipsey Hussle’s untimely death on Sunday.


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