California Police announce they’ve captured the man they say shot and killed rapper Nipsey Hussle. 29-year-old Eric Holder was captured in Bellflower, CA.
Chief Moore says they haven’t apprehended Holder at this point and suggested they do not know his whereabouts, whether he’s in L.A. or if he’s fled the city. Either way, Moore urged Holder to surrender himself, and anyone who knows where he’s at to come forward.
The LAPD says, “Eric Holder is wanted for the homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze, CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323 786-5100.”
Police are continuing to seek the killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot outside his store in South Los Angeles in a burst of gunfire that injured two other people, officials told the Los Angeles Times.
The Grammy-nominated rapper (legal name: Ermias Asghedom), whose business efforts in his native neighborhood made him a local hero as well as a celebrity, was pronounced dead after being shot multiple times in front of Marathon Clothing, the store he’d opened last year on the corner of Slauson and Crenshaw.
Hussle, 33, was shot at close range by a young man who then ran to a waiting getaway car, a source close to the situation told the Times, adding that based on initial information, the shooting is probably gang-related
At a news briefing Sunday night, a police spokesman said the suspect is a black male and is still at large.
“At this point, we’re not even sure as to whether he walked up, rode a bicycle or drove up in a car,” the official said.
L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson also released a statement, saying “Hussle had a vision of a neighborhood built for and by the sons and daughters of South L.A. During his life, he moved from shadows into the bright hope of freedom and community revitalization.”
Nipsey Hussle and two other people were shot outside of a clothing store owned by the rapper today.
Hussle was one of the people shot outside The Marathon Clothing, which is located on the 3400 block of Slauson Avenue in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles.
The LAPD says the shooting occurred at 3:20 PM local time. Nipsey was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.