Eric Holder, the SUSPECT believed to have GUNNED down Nipsey Hussle over the weekend has been APPREHENDED!
Law enforcement sources tell us L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies nabbed him around 12:53 PM in the 9000 block of Artesia Blvd. Holder, 29, was arrested in Bellflower on Tuesday afternoon. The ARREST can seen HERE!
The arrest came after a woman who authorities allege was Holder’s getaway driver turned herself in. She was later released without being arrested. According to source familiar with the investigation, she maintains she was unaware that Holder shot Hussle when he got into the car Sunday.
L.A. Police 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.
Moore said investigators believed the shooting was the result of a “personal matter between the two of them” but would not elaborate.
Moore and Mayor Eric Garcetti both acknowledged a recent uptick in violence, particularly in South Los Angeles, and noted that Hussle’s legacy was one of peace.
“Nipsey Hussle represents the enormity of the lives we have lost,” Moore said.