Eric Holder, Suspect In Nipsey Hussle Murder, Arrested in California
A 29-year-old man suspected of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle over a personal dispute has been captured in the Bellflower area.
Eric Holder was arrested by Los Angeles County deputies at around 1:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard.
Hussle, 33, was killed in a triple-shooting Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles, a tragedy that left two other men wounded as well.
A gang member, Holder 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.
One of the injured men was hospitalized, but the other was treated at the scene and refused to be transported.
Following the shooting, Holder fled in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz being driven by an unidentified woman. Investigators are still searching for the female getaway driver.
The Grammy-nominated Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was fatally shot at around 3:20 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood. He was shot in front of Marathon Clothing, a clothing store which he opened in 2017. Asghedom was in a longtime relationship with actress Lauren London and leaves behind two children.