Published: Wed, April 03, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Identified By Police

Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Identified By Police

Both Moore and Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said they were devastated when they learned Hussle had been killed on the eve of their talk.

An autopsy performed Monday determined Asghedom was shot in the head and torso, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. Hussle died from his injuries at the hospital later that night.

Two other people were wounded in the shooting, police said.

After his death, a police commissioner said Nipsey, a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, had requested a meeting to discuss ways to mitigate gang violence.

Police identified the suspected shooter as 29-year-old Eric Holder of Los Angeles. There is speculation Hussle knew the gunman.

Tributes have poured in for the 33-year-old, whose debut album Victory Lap was nominated for best rap album at this year's Grammy Awards.

A local ABC news station reported on Twitter: "A HUGE stampede of people rushed out of the @NipseyHussle memorial area". The suspect walked up to the men and fired numerous shots at them.

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The getaway auto is described as a white, four-door 2016 Chevy Cruze with California license plate 7RJD742.

Police is requesting that anybody with information about Eric Holder can contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100.

TMZ states the Nipsey's team was alerted of possible danger while filming in Los Angeles, and the production crew "wanted the entire structure shut down so that only folks working the shoot would have access".

In footage of the incident, mourning attendees are seen gathered around a pile of candles, balloons and flowers.

Police say three male adults were standing in front of a business in a strip mall in the 3400 block of West Slauson Blvd.

Two are critically hurt and two seriously, with the rest suffering "non-life threatening injuries". There were no gunshot wounds to any of the trampled victims. One person was injured in a collision with a vehicle. At least two members of the crowd were critically injured and one injury was reportedly from a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.

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