Man arrested over Nipsey Hussle shooting

Authorities say a man matching the description of the suspect in Nipsey Hussle's shooting death has been detained.
Nipsey Hussle. Photo credit: Getty

Authorities say a man matching the description of the suspect in Nipsey Hussle's shooting death has been detained.

Los Angeles sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said a man matching the description of 29-year-old Eric Holder was detained Tuesday in Bellflower, a city about 32km southeast of where Nipsey Hussle was slain Sunday (local time).

Police say Holder allegedly killed Nipsey Hussle over a personal dispute and fled the crime scene in a vehicle driven by an unidentified woman.

Nipsey Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times on Sunday afternoon (local time) outside of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in south Los Angeles, and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Two other people were wounded in the shooting, police said.

Nipsey Hussle's debut studio album Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year's Grammy Awards.

At least two people were critically injured and 10 others hurt after hundreds of fans stampeded during a vigil for Nipsey Hussle outside his clothing store late on Monday, officials and media reports said.

Nipsey Hussle, who was of Eritrean descent, grew up in south Los Angeles. He talked about belonging to a street gang in the past but more recently become a community organiser and activist, officials said.

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