Nipsey Hussle Died After Being Shot 11 Times, Final Autopsy Report Says

Nipsey Hussle attends 2019 Grammy Awards (Credit: Shutterstock)

Nipsey Hussle was killed three years ago when a gunman shot him 11 times, according to the official autopsy report released Tuesday (Sept. 20) by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The 30-page report, obtained by Urban Hollywood 411, details where each bullet struck the slain rapper, including his head, chest, abdomen, back, thighs, elbow, and big toe.

Hussle “died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head and torso,” the report said. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was signing autographs and talking to friends outside his Marathon Clothing store in South L.A., when he was fatally shot on March 31, 2019.

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The autopsy report noted that he was treated at a hospital and pronounced deceased in the emergency room shortly after arriving at the trauma center. He still had a hospital identification band on his right wrist when his body was transported to the coroner’s office.

The autopsy was conducted the day after he died. The report noted that there were two LAPD detectives “in attendance at the autopsy.” The report said multiple bullets or “projectiles” were recovered as evidence during the autopsy.

Toxicology tests found marijuana, codeine, and promethazine in Hussle’s system.

The autopsy report is only now being released because law enforcement placed a security hold on the case and just recently asked for the hold to be lifted.

Eric Holder, the man charged with killing the rapper, was found guilty of first-degree murder and other counts on July 6, 2022. He was scheduled to be sentenced last week, but the sentencing hearing was postponed until Nov. 3.

Hussle was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of fame on Aug. 15, which would have been his 37th birthday.

In an emotional moment, fans sang “Happy Birthday” to the late rapper at the star ceremony.

The ceremony was attended by Hussle’s sister, Samantha Smith; his father, Dawit Asghedom; his grandmother Margaret Boutte; longtime girlfriend Lauren London; as well as rappers YG and Roddy Ricch; NBA star Russell Westbrook; and L.A. radio host Big Boy.