Eric Holder Is Charged With The Murder Of Nipsey Hussle
APRIL 4 UPDATE: Approximately 100 hours after Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon (March 31), suspect Eric Holder is charged with his murder. Holder, who was apprehended by law enforcement Tuesday (April 2) was formally charged with murder in addition to two counts of attempted murder.
Police allege that Holder fired upon Nipsey (born Ermias Davidson Asghedom) as well as two other men. The two other victims were treated for wounds and then released, while the Grammy-nominated rapper was pronounced dead shortly after the attack.
If convicted of these April 4 charges, Holder faces life in prison. He is being held at the county jail on $7,040,000 bond. The Associated Press reports that Holder and Hussle knew one another. Amidst several conversations outside of The Marathon store in the Crenshaw District on Sunday, a verbal dispute reportedly took place, involving Holder. He returned moments after leaving the shopping plaza. As he approached Hussle and the two men (whose name have not been released), he opened fire. The AP also notes that Holder pleaded no contest to a 2012 firearms possession charge. He was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation.
ORIGINAL APRIL 2 STORY: Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Police Department publicly announced the suspect for the March 31 murder of Nipsey Hussle (and shooting two other men), authorities have captured the fugitive that investigators believe to be the killer. Twenty-nine-year-old Eric Holder was apprehended this afternoon in Bellflower, California.
The local CBS affiliate confirms the news in this developing story.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 2, 2019
TMZ also reports the the female driver of the 2016 Chevy Cruze mentioned by authorities turned herself in. A video shows Holder’s arrest:
Ambrosia For Heads will keep you updated in this developing story.