Police name suspect in shooting of Nipsey Hussle

29-year-old Eric Holder is wanted by LAPD.

April 02, 2019
Police name suspect in shooting of Nipsey Hussle Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show, sponsored by Nissan, at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.   Neilson Barnard/Getty

Police investigating the death of Nipsey Hussle have named 29-year-old Eric Holder as a suspect. Hussle was shot and killed outside the clothing store he owned in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31.


The LAPD released a statement on Tuesday morning stating that Holder and Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, had got into an argument shortly before the shooting. According to the police statement, Holder fired multiple times at Hussle and two other men, both of whom were injured and transported to hospital.

After the shooting, LAPD allege that Holder escaped down a nearby alley where he was picked up by an "unidentified female" who was waiting for him. Holder entered from the passenger side and the vehicle fled, authorities said. The vehicle is described as a white, four-door, 2016 Chevy Cruze, with the California license plate 7RJD742.

"Detectives have worked tirelessly and are now asking for the public's help in locating the suspect in this case," police said in a statement.

Tributes to Hussle from artists including Drake, Rihanna, Cardi B, and Beyonce, have flooded social media in the day following his death.

Police name suspect in shooting of Nipsey Hussle