Los Angeles police used surveillance video and social media posts from witnesses to identify the suspect
in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Late Monday night, the LAPD released a photo of 29-year-old Eric Holder of Los Angeles and asked the public to help track him down. He is wanted for homicide.
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
Police allege Holder gunned down Hussle and two other men Sunday at 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Slauson Ave.
The hip-hop star was standing in front of his clothing store with the other victims when the suspect walked up and opened fire, police said in a press release.
Hussle and a second victim were rushed to local hospitals. The rapper, real name Ermias Asghedom, died from his wounds. One of the men refused medical treatment, police said.
After opening fire on the three men, the suspect ran through an adjacent alley to a waiting vehicle and was driven away by an unidentified female, according to the LAPD. The vehicle is described as a white, 2016 Chevy Cruze, with four doors and California license plate 7RJD742.
Earlier in the day, the Los Angeles Times reported that Hussle “likely knew” the gunman.
In another development Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office released details of Hussle’s autopsy saying he died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso. His manner of death was listed as homicide.
Hussle, 33, was a father of two. The rapper’s debut studio album, Victory Lap, was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.