Suspect in Nipsey Hussle’s death charged with murder

Eric Holder was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon on Thursday, police said.

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


The 29-year-old California man accused of gunning down popular rapper Nispey Hussle was charged Thursday with murder.

Eric Holder, of Los Angeles, was also charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to NBC.

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He was arrested Tuesday and held on $7 million bail in connection with the brazen shooting on March 31 that shook the hip-hop world.

Hussle, 33, was slain in the parking lot of his clothing store, The Marathon Clothing, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He died at the hospital from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, the report said.

Holder, believed to be a gang member, and Hussle had beef before the shooting, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore told reporters. Holder reportedly approached Hussle several times at the clothing store before leaving and returning with a gun. Police do not believe the shooting was gang-related, the reported noted.

Holder fled through a nearby alley after the shooting and got into a waiting vehicle, police said.

Two days later, Holder was arrested in Bellflower, a city in southeast Los Angeles County, after a tipster told police they saw a man who matched Holder’s description.

Holder, whose nickname is “Shitty Cuz,” is reportedly in solitary confinement out of fear he could be targeted in a retaliation shooting.

The story is developing