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UPDATE: Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Arrested, Here’s What We Know

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UPDATE: Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Arrested, Here’s What We Know

UPDATE: Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Arrested, Here’s What We Know

Los Angeles police have finally napped the suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed outside his store on Sunday. At 2:25pm PST, police confirmed the news on Twitter that Eric Holder was arrested today.

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Holder was detained on Bellflower, a city in southeast Los Angeles County and detectives said they were going to Los Angeles County sheriff’s station in Lakewood to verify that he is indeed Eric Holder, as standard precaution. It was also said that a woman who authorities allege was Holder’s getaway driver also turned herself in.

Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that Holder got into a verbal altercation with Hussle on Sunday afternoon.

“Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in conversations” with the rapper, Moore said. “He came back armed with a handgun” and opened fire, the chief said. Moore said investigators believe the shooting to be the result of a “personal matter between the two of them.”

However, police did note that Holder was a part of a gang, but would not elaborate.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was pronounced dead at a hospital from gunshot wounds to his head and torso, authorities said. He was 33. The two men injured in the shooting were not identified. One of them was also taken to the hospital, and the other man refused medical treatment, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers said Holder had fled through an adjacent alley after opening fire and got into a waiting vehicle driven by an unidentified female. While police were on the hunt for him, fans gathered together in front of Nipsey’s store on Crenshaw to pay tribute to him. However, anger seemed to have taken over for some, causing a fight to break out during a vigil.

Police had asked for everyone to remain calm as they continue their investigation. They promised people that they were working hard to capture Holder and also asked the community for their assistance. Cops stuck to their word and just a couple of hours later, Holder was captured.

Hussle leaves behind longtime girlfriend, actress Lauren London, who they have a 2½-year-old son named Kross together. He also had a daughter named Emani from a previous relationship.

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