Nipsey Hussle Homicide Suspect Identified by Police

Rapper was shot and killed in front of his Los Angeles store on Sunday, police said

Last Updated: April 2, 2019 @ 2:59 PM

Los Angeles police on Monday night identified a suspect in the homicide of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle: 29-year-old Eric Holder, who “was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742.”

Police added, “Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100.”

Police confirmed on Sunday that Hussle, the stage name of the Grammy-nominated hip-hop star born Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed Sunday outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. He was 33.

Two other victims who were with Hussle were also shot and transported to local hospitals for their injuries, authorities said.

According to police, on Sunday around 3:20 p.m., three adult males were standing Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store in a strip mall in the 3400 block of West Slauson Blvd. in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles when the suspect walked up to the men and fired “numerous shots at them.”

Police added that the suspect “ran southbound to an adjacent alley to a waiting vehicle” and entered the vehicle, which was driven “by an unidentified female.”

On Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the rapper had died from gunshots to his head and torso.

A police press conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, police said.

Nineteen people were injured during a vigil for Hussle near the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson in Los Angeles on Monday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told TheWrap.

Among the injuries, 14 were minor and five were serious, police said. Fire officials said most of those hospitalized appeared to have suffered “trample injuries” as people fell or were knocked to the ground during the panic as people fled the scene.

Shortly before the incident on Sunday afternoon, the rapper tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” with no further explanation.