Police Identify Suspect In Murder Of Rapper Nipsey Hussle: Manhunt

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities are seeking a white 2016 Chevy Cruze with California license plate 7RJD742.

April 02, 2019
Mug shot of Eric Holder [Los Angeles Police Department]

Photo by: Mug shot of Eric Holder [Los Angeles Police Department]

Mug shot of Eric Holder [Los Angeles Police Department]

By: Catherine Townsend

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles police have launched a manhunt for a suspect in the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle — just a day after a vigil for the rapper turned into a “chaotic” stampede that injured multiple victims.

Police have identified Eric Holder, 29, as the suspect in the shooting death of Hussle.

Nipsey Hussle [Soundtrack Beat Battle/Wikimedia Commons]

Photo by: Nipsey Hussle [Soundtrack Beat Battle/Wikimedia Commons]

Nipsey Hussle [Soundtrack Beat Battle/Wikimedia Commons]

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities are seeking a white 2016 Chevy Cruze with California license plate 7RJD742.

Investigators allege that Holder approached Hussle and two other men in the parking lot of Marathon Clothing store, which the rapper owned, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Surveillance video shows the shooter opening fire before jumping into a waiting vehicle driven by an unidentified female and fleeing the scene.

Police said that Hussle died of gunshot wounds to his head and torso.

On Monday, multiple people were injured during a vigil at the scene of the shooting after a fight broke out at around 8:30 P.M. According to authorities, 19 people suffered injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore said that authorities had not yet determined what started the fight, but said that it was "a cascading series of events that caused a lot of turmoil."

Law enforcement officials told NBC News that at least one person was stabbed, another was struck by a vehicle, and many others suffered "trample injuries” as the crowd fled the scene.

Hussle's debut studio album "Victory Lap," was nominated for best rap album at this year's Grammy Awards.

Read more: NBC News

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