(Los Angeles, CA) – As the Community of Los Angeles/Hyde Park and the music world are still trying to piece together what exactly led to the murder of rapper, revolutionary and real estate developer Nipsey Hussle, more details are being released.
Blood stained bandages and bullet casing on the ground outside The Marathon clothing store owned by Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle where he was fatally shot along with 2 other wounded, in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. – In addition to the man who was killed, the two other victims were listed as stable at a hospital, said police, who said a male suspect fled in a car. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)
33-year old rapper Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed outside of his clothing store, The Marathon, and police say 29-year old suspect Eric Holder has been arrested for pulling the trigger.
Surveillance video shows Holder walk up to Nipsey and a few others and open fire. The cold blooded killer turns to leave but notices that Nipsey is still moving and walks back over and shoots him again. Seconds later as it appears Holder is leaving once more but he comes back AGAIN, fires more shots at Nipsey, as he lays on the ground, kicks him and then runs off.
Three people total were shot. The other two victims are expected to make a full recover. The LAPD had all hands on deck for Holder’s capture. Reportedly, he was attempting to turn himself in to a mental hospital after the woman who was driving the getaway car turned herself in and was trying to clear her name.
This also comes after many sources allege that two of Eric Holder’s family members were murdered and his girlfriend’s house may have been riddled with bullets.
What’s worse, even though Nipsey had put the gang life behind him the set that he was a member of the Rollin’ 60s appears to be the same group that his killer is affiliated with and now Nipsey’s ‘family’ has allegedly put a hit out on Holder.
Authorities believe the incident was personal.
Holder shot Nipsey six times, one of the shots was to the head. Authorities picked him up in Bellflower. A witness says he first attempted to run before surrendering.
He’s being held without bond.
Hussle had a lot plans in motion and was just seen at an NCAA tournament where he was sitting courtside at the Texas Tech/Gonzaga game. The rapper’s first studio album ‘Victory Lap’ was recently nominated for Best Rap Album, but lost to Cardi B.
Rap wasn’t the only business venture Nipsey had in play. The Marathon Clothing store he purchased back in 2017 is located in a strip mall that Nipsey and his partner bought and had plans to redevelop.
The father of two, he has daughter Emani from a previous relationship and son Kross with actress Lauren London, was scheduled to meet with police and Roc Nation the day after he was murdered to talk about gang violence.
Following the release of the surveillance video one conspiracy placing the blame on a more corporate orchestrated attack stemming from his recent announcement that he would be doing a documentary on Dr. SEBI, a Honduran herbalist and self-proclaimed healer who claimed to have the cure for AIDS before he died almost three years ago, has been losing steam.
Nick Cannon, however, has vowed to pickup where Nipsey left off and finish the documentary.
As TMZ reports, Nipsey was incredibly involved in his local community, in which he worked to prevent gang violence. He helped spear a major art initiative in his home neighborhood called “Destination Crenshaw” — a 1.3-mile open-air museum that will feature local art.
He also recently helped launch Vector 90 — a Crenshaw district based STEM learning center and work-space dedicated to developing science and technology education in the area.