Los Angeles police identify suspect in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle

The rapper was killed on Sunday.

Los Angeles police have named a suspect in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle, after the rapper was killed on Sunday.

The 33-year-old rapper died after he was shot multiple times while outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Police Department now say that they’re looking for suspect Eric Holder in connection with the shooting.

The LAPD confirmed in a statement: “On March 31, 2019 around 3:20pm, three male adults were standing in front of a business in a strip mall in the 3400 block of West Slauson Blvd. ‘The suspect walked up to the men and fired numerous shots at them. The victims were struck and fell to the ground. ‘The suspect ran southbound through an adjacent alley to a waiting vehicle. The suspect entered the passenger side and fled the area… The vehicle was driven by an unidentified female.

“Two victims were transported to local hospitals and one refused medical treatment at the scene. One victim, Ermias Asghedom, known as Nipsey Hussle, died as a result of the gunshot wounds he sustained. Detectives have worked tirelessly and are now asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in this case. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Eric Holder of Los Angeles.”

The confirmation comes after an outpouring of support for the late rapper – including tributes from the likes of Rihana, Bruno Mars and Drake, who namechecked him during his show at The O2 last night. 

It also emerged yesterday that Nipsey was due to meet with police on Monday to discuss ways to prevent gang violence in Los Angeles.