Suspect arrested in slaying of rapper
LOS ANGELES – Authorities have taken into custody a man who matches the description of the suspect accused of killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The man was arrested in Bellflower on Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles police detectives are going to the
Los Angeles County sheriff’s station in Lakewood to verify he is suspect Eric Holder, 29.
This comes after a woman who authorities allege was Holder’s getaway driver turned herself in.
Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that Holder got into a verbal altercation with Hussle on Sunday afternoon. “Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in conversations” with the rapper, Moore said. “He came back armed with a handgun” and opened fire, the chief said.
Moore said investigators believe the shooting to be the result of a “personal matter between the two of them,” but would not elaborate.
Moore and Mayor Eric Garcetti both noted that Hussle’s legacy was one of peace.
– Los Angeles Times