It was reported earlier that Grammy nominee Nipsey Hussle was murdered in broad daylight while working on a documentary following the life of Dr. Sebi—real name—Alfredo Darrington Bowman, and his alleged cures for cancer and AIDS. Many have come forward and believe this is the reason for the murder. On Tuesday afternoon, California police arrested a suspect in the killing of Hussle, Eric Holder.
No, this isn't Fast and Furious, Contempt of Congress Eric Holder.
Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody. Thank you to both our community for the heightened awareness/vigilance, and our partners at @LASDHQ. pic.twitter.com/0zujy89Yfm
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
CBS Los Angeles reports:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CBS2 that 29-year-old Eric Holder was caught by deputies sometime before 1:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard. Los Angeles police responded to the scene and confirmed the man arrested was indeed Holder.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told reporters Tuesday that Holder, a gang member, approached Hussle and the other men he was with several times Sunday and spoke with them. Holder then returned with a handgun and opened fire.
“Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there. He left and subsequently came back armed with a handgun, and purposefully and r
Following the shooting, Holder fled in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz being driven by an unidentified woman. Investigators were searching for the female getaway driver at last report.
Moore said that Holder had been engaged in some kind of dispute with Hussle, but did not specify the details of that dispute.
According to Moore, “At this point in 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."
“It appears to be a personal matter between the two of them in regards to a dispute, and I’ll leave it at that,” Moore added.
Holder's capture came just hours after LAPD Chief Michel Moore called upon Holder to surrender during a press conference, urging citizens to not provide shelter to him.
“To Mr. Holder, who I am confident is watching this … I ask him to surrender," Moore pleaded.
“There should be no safe haven for this individual,” said Moore. “This is a man who is of substantial risk to public safety and willing to use violence and we want to see that stop.”
Eric Holder is wanted for 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 pic.twitter.com/3pX4fbezDs
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
According to Page Six:
The slaying came just one day before Hussle, a reformed one-time gang member, was set to meet with LAPD brassto strategize on how to steer kids away from the streets, but Moore stressed that the slaying appeared motivated by a personal beef.
“We believe this to be a dispute between Mr. Hussle and Mr. Holder,” said Moore.
He declined to reveal the nature of their feud, but Holder reportedly had confronted Hussle minutes before the shooting, demanding to know whether he’d dropped a dime on him to cops.
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