BREAKING NEWS: Nipsey Hussle shooting suspect, Eric Holder, apprehended by police in Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles Police Department has named Eric Holder as a suspect in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle. (Photo LAPD)


 

L.A. County Sheriff’s have apprehended and arrested Eric Holder, the 29-year-old alleged suspect who is the prime person of interest in the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle.

He was captured in the Bellflower area of Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to CBS2 that 29-year-old Holder was caught by deputies sometime before 1:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard. Los Angeles police told CBS2 that they were there to respond to confirm the suspect’s identity as Holder.

Deputies at the Lakewood station reportedly received a tip about Holder’s whereabouts, which lead them to a location where he was arrested without incident, Variety reports.

A manhunt has been underway since Sunday, when Hussle was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing at Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. The beloved West Coast rapper just celebrated his first Grammy nomination earlier this year for best rap album.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also tweeted the news that Holder had been arrested and was now in custody. He thanked the police force for their diligence in helping to find Holder and give Nipsey Hussle’s family the justice they deserve.

It appears that Holder and Hussle had some past association, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore. The motive is still a speculation, however, it is being said that the shooting was of a personal nature and not gang-related. Both Holder and Hussle have past gang affiliations. On Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the Hussle died from gunshots to both his head and his torso.

Candles appear at a makeshift memorial for rapper Nipsey Hussle in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, Monday, April 1, 2019. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside the store on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Holder has not been officially charged in the shooting.