Los Angeles police on Tuesday said they had arrested the man suspected of murdering rapper Nipsey Hussle, ending a two-day manhunt following the Grammy-nominated artist’s shock death.
The LAPD said the suspect, Eric Holder, was in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting, which authorities say was gang-related and personal in nature.
Earlier Tuesday, LA police chief Michel Moore had said the suspect had verbally sparred with Hussle in front of the rapper’s clothing store.
“Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in conversations” with Hussle, the police chief told journalists.
The suspect then “came back armed with a handgun” and fired several times at close range.
Many blame “senseless gun violence” for the death of 33-year-old Hussle. Friends and Family hope for justice that Nipsey’s family and community deserve.