Police nab Nipsey Hussle murder suspect

NEW YORK • Police in Los Angeles have arrested Eric Holder, a 29-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle. He was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder on Thursday by the authorities.

Hussle's death on Sunday sent shock waves across the country as celebrities and fans mourned the loss of a talented musician and dedicated community organiser.

At a news conference on Tuesday, police said the shooting stemmed from "a dispute" between the two men and that "we believe they were known to each other".

Holder had allegedly approached Hussle, 33, and "engaged in conversation" before leaving and returning with a handgun. He fired and struck Hussle, along with two other men.

The authorities said Holder was last seen fleeing the scene in a car driven by an unidentified woman.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Police nab Nipsey Hussle murder suspect'. Print Edition | Subscribe