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Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

Rapper was fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday

A man suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday has been charged with murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Thursday.

Eric Holder was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Holder is accused of shooting the rapper, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, outside the rapper’s Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. According to the district attorney’s office, two other men were also wounded in the attack.

Holder fled the scene and was arrested Tuesday in the Bellflower, California area.

Holder faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted as charged.

On Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the rapper had died from gunshots to his head and torso. He was 33.

Nineteen people were injured during a vigil for Hussle 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.

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