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.
Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100 pic.twitter.com/3pX4fbezDs— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
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.