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Suspect wanted in Hussle’s murder: Eric Holder, 29.
LAPD identifies suspect in killing of Nipsey Hussle
Nipsey was doing so much good.
I hope his legacy lives on
Nipsey Hussle shooting: Police arrest suspect
Police ARREST Nipsey Hussle murder suspect and Rollin' 60s gang member nicknamed 'Sh***y Cuz' | Daily Mail Online
Police arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, a wannabe rapper known as 'S****y cuz', at around 1.30pm on Tuesday
He was taken into custody in Bellflower, around 20 miles from where the murder happened
They have not confirmed his motive and there reports he is now wanted by the Crips, the gang to which both he and Hussle once belonged
Holder was filmed approaching Hussle and his associates in the parking lot
They argued then he went away and returned to the scene with a handgun
Police are also hunting a female getaway driver who drove Holder from the scene
Hussle was once a member of the Rollin' 60s gang, as was Holder
In recent years, he had been working to stamp out gang violence and was investing in south L.A.
He was due to meet with police chiefs soon to discuss ways to end gun violence
Nipsey Hussle's Longtime Love Lauren London Breaks Her Silence on His Death: 'I Am Completely Lost'
Eric Holder aka ****** Cuz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
The Los Angeles Times reported the alleged female getaway driver of Holder has turned herself in. Her name was not yet released. She told TMZ she didn’t know that Holder had been involved in the shooting when she picked him up.
The unidentified woman told the gossip website, “she was with him Sunday when they drove to Nipsey’s clothing store near the Crenshaw District of L.A. She claims she was waiting for him in the alley when he went over to the clothing store. She also claims she didn’t know why he was going there and he didn’t say anything when he came back to the car.”
People on social media identified the suspect earlier April 1 as a man who goes by the street names “****** Cuz,” and “Fly Mac,” and photos of Eric Holder, a wannabe rapper, match the man known by those nicknames, including his neck tattoo. You can see photos and videos from his Instagram and Facebook pages throughout this article, but be forewarned that the language in some of them is graphic and disturbing. In 2018, a blog called him “up and coming West-Coast underground Hip Hop artist Fly Mac.”
Police sources told the New York Daily News that the suspect was someone Nipsey Hussle knew. While the shooting could be classified as gang-related because of the rapper’s previous connection to a notorious Los Angeles gang, sources told the Daily News that the motive is believed to have stemmed from a personal “deal gone wrong,” rather than a rival gang member taking a shot at Hussle.
“Nipsey Hussle is a shining example of the best of what we can be,” said Marqueece Harris-Dawson, a council member, at a press conference. He described his story as redemptive. “At some point in his life, he made the decision he was going to be part of the solution.”
On Instagram, Eric Holder’s page is called “ima_god_in_da_streetz.” He labeled himself “Boss King,” and wrote, “Cool young king….hood playa patna.” He also wrote: “I’m so hood..” He posted several videos to his page. One of his posts read “Slauson Avenue.” Nipsey died at Slauson and Crenshaw, where he had a clothing store.
Los Angeles court records show that Eric Holder has a criminal history.
In 2009, charges were dismissed. The statutes listed are for domestic violence and battery. He also faced traffic offenses, such as driving without a license, in 2011. They’re listed as pending. His full name is listed in court records as Eric Ronald Holder.
Tributes to Nipsey Hussle poured in on social media from the entertainment and sports industries.
For full Nipsey Hussle coverage, go here.
PICTURED: Nipsey Hussle murder suspect nicknamed 'Sh***y Cuz' in custody | Daily Mail Online
Eric Holder, aka 'Sh***y Cuz', was arrested on Tuesday in Bellflower, Los Angeles
He was recognized in the street by a member of the public who called 911
It came after his female getaway driver handed herself in to the authorities
She was released without charge after claiming she did not know Holder had just killed Hussle when he got back into her Chevy Cruze
Police say Holder murdered the star over a 'personal dispute' in the parking lot outside his clothing store
Hussle did not have his security with him at the time of the surprise attack
He was at the store finding clothes for a friend who had just been released from prison
The 33-year-old was adored in south L.A. where residents thought of him as 'the president of the hood'
Nipsey Hussle‘s body has been picked up and transported to a nearby mortuary as his family prepares to handle the slain rapper’s final arrangements.
Sources close to the situation tell The Blast Nipsey’s body was picked up Tuesday afternoon by Angelus Funeral Home, which is located on Crenshaw Blvd.
Nipsey Hussle Shook Hands With Killer Before Death
Nipsey Hussle shook hands with his alleged killer — who had “envy and hate in his eyes” — just moments before he was gunned down, according to a witness.
Herman Douglas, who described himself as Hussle’s business partner, claims he was one of the last people to see the rapper alive outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles.
“Me and Nipsey was talking, and the dude that shot him (Eric Holder), he came and shook our hands. Said he was a rapper and this old bulls-t,” Douglas told the Los Angeles Times. “Shook our hands, the dude went and got his burger. He left.”
Douglas said he went back inside the clothing store with his own food — and that’s when Holder returned with a gun.
Nipsey Hussle's brother Samiel Asghedom on rapper's legacy: "He was a role model to the community"
ipsey Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, spoke on the many ways the California rapper and philanthropist will be remembered following his heartbreaking death during an interview with ABC News Thursday.
“He was a brother, a musician, an entrepreneur, a people’s champ,” Asghedom said. “He was somebody that believed in the process of hard work, determination and just the positivity of somebody staying in the area that he grew up in and making something out of nothing…he was a role model to the community, to the kids, and to the mothers and grandmothers and the community that watched him grow up and seen him as a youngster, (and now) a family man, a father, raising his kids.”
Hussle, who was born Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times outside of his Los Angeles retail store, Marathon Clothing, which was located in the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up. The 33-year-old died at a local hospital shortly after the incident.
He was a prominent fixture in L.A.’s hip-hop community, gaining a strong fan base with his highly-successful mixtapes as an independent artist years before he joined Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Hussle released his first official studio album, Victory Lap, which blew up Billboard charts and landed him his first Grammy nomination.
However, his music only accounted for a fraction of his success. He was also a notable community leader on a mission to rebuild the impoverished neighborhood from whence he came.
Much of the profits Hussle made from his music was used to invest in his hometown, purchasing properties and launching new businesses in his neighborhood. Just months before his death, Hussle announced plans to develop the strip mall where Marathon is located—which he owned—into housing for low-income families. He also launched a new co-working space and STEM center for underprivileged youth to learn more about entrepreneurship in the Crenshaw district.
Nipsey Hussle suspect is charged with his murder | Daily Mail Online
Eric Holder, 29, has been charged with murdering the rapper Nipsey Hussle
The amateur rapper, who goes by the name Sh***y Cuz was also charged with two counts of attempted murder for shooting two of Hussle's associates
He appeared in court in Los Angeles and has pleaded not guilty to the charges
Holder is being defended by attorney Chris Darden, one of the 'dream team' that secured a not-guilty verdict for OJ Simpson
Police say he opened fire on Hussle on Sunday after an argument in the parking lot outside the rapper's clothing store
It remains unclear what their dispute was but Nipsey was shot multiple times
Nipsey Hussle's brother describes finding the rapper dying in the street and covered in blood | Daily Mail Online
Samiel Asghedom described how he saw the fatal gunshot wound to the back of his head and the front of his shirt was blood-soaked.
A crowd had begun to gather around the stricken rapper outside the Marathon Clothing shop in Los Angeles and Asghedom started praying, he told the LA Times.
He told how he first saw the severity of the injury when Hussle was loaded into the back of an ambulance and someone in the crowd screamed.
Thank you for the updates.
CBS2 Exclusive | Nipsey Hussle’s Grandmother On Rapper’s Legacy: ‘I Hope These Young People Will Get The Message’
Brilliant words from NH's beloved Grandmom. She had much influence in his life. Always sad when elders have to bury their children.
Nipsey Hussle's murder sparks Los Angeles gangs peace rally in the slain rapper's neighborhood | Daily Mail Online
In a video posted to Instagram by Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy, the silent marchers in all of their various colors walked down West Slauson Avenue arriving at the site of Nipsey's store.
Prior to the march, community organizer BigU1 posted to social media requesting gangs 'please come with the right heart' and that each gang would be responsible for their own members.
Chris Darden was a prosecutor for the state. He was not a part of the "dream team".
While Nipsey may have done some good in his community, he did have his share of enemies and troubles over the years. This reminds me a lot of Biggie's execution. Here are just a handful of headlines to give a more rounded perspective:
Shooting at Nipsey Hussle Concert Injures 14 – Rolling Stone
Nipsey Hussle on Feuding Rappers: 'Ain't Gone Be No Black Men Killing Black Men'
Nipsey Hussle's Armored Truck Towed, He Says Cops Have it Out for Him
Rapper Nipsey Hussle released on bail
This is NOT to bismirch him whatsoever - I think this kind of violence is a waste in both directions and it's an absolute shame he was shot in the back. I am happy to see positive outcomes like the gang peace rally. That community is really fighting a hard fight and has been for a long time.
What a wonderful man he was. Courageous!
Nipsey Hussle on Feuding Rappers: 'Ain't Gone Be No Black Men Killing Black Men'