Police hunt man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle

Thursday, 04 Apr, 2019

The Los Angeles Police Department are seeking the public's help to apprehend Eric Holder, suspect in the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Actress Lauren London posted a solo picture of Hussle along with other images that included her, the rapper and their family on her Instagram account Tuesday.

Nineteen people were hospitalized after a stampede at a memorial at Hussle's store on Monday night. Two other men were shot as well, however their wounds were not life-threatening. They fall to the ground.

"Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle", the LAPD tweeted alongside a photo of Holder in the early hours of Tuesday morning. She also said that Holder did not say anything when he returned to the vehicle after the shooting and they drove away.

"I'm not questioning their account, but I'm lacking information that a shooting occurred", the chief said.

Los Angeles police are travelling to a sheriff's substation where the man is being held to verify his identity.

The panic came about 8:15 p.m., Moore said, and "as (the crowd) fled, we had a series of falls and trips and injuries".

In that chaos, one person was stabbed, the chief said, though it's unclear who was responsible.

Los Angeles Police Department handout shows suspect Eric Holder
Los Angeles Police Department handout shows suspect Eric Holder

"I thought he was very tall", she said, smiling. At least one person was detained for disorderly conduct, Aguilar said.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the murder suspect left the scene but returned with a gun and opened fired.

Moore said the shooting did not appear to be linked to any gang rivalry or feud. Moore said Holder repeatedly approached Hussle and talked with him before returning with a gun and opening fire. The tipster told the entertainment publication that Holder got the alleged getaway vehicle - a 2016 white, four-door Chevy Cruze with California license plate 7RJD742 - fixed at their auto fix shop last summer.

A post-mortem examination found Hussle was killed by gunshots to the head and torso, according to the Los Angeles County Department Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The 33-year-old rhymesmith was a mainstay of the Crenshaw District where he grew up.

Outside music, the rapper was widely known for his philanthropic works and entrepreneurial savviness, owning several businesses along the block he was shot. She confessed to driving Eric Holder to the scene and waiting in an alley as he went over to the Marathon clothing store. A year ago he had a mainstream breakthrough with his album "Victory Lap", a major label debut that got him a Grammy nomination.

Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.

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