Nipsey Hussle – LAPD Identifies Alleged Shooter, Pleas To Public For Help Finding Him
The LAPD is in search of a man who it believes is responsible for the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle. The department released a statement via Twitter identifying the alleged suspect as 29-year-old Eric Holder early Tuesday morning. It also asked the public for help in finding Holder, or any further information related to the tragedy.
“Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7$JD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100″
It also issued a news release with more information about the incident.
“On March 31, 2019 around 3:20 p.m. 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 on the ground.
The suspect ran southbound through an adjacent alley to a waiting vehicle. The suspect entered the passenger side of the vehicle and fled the area. The vehicle is a 2016 Chevy Cruze, white four doors, CA license plate 7RJD742. The vehicle was driven by an unidentified female.
Two victims were transported to local hospitals and one refused medical treatment on the scene. One victim, Emias 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.”
Also on Monday evening, police arrived to a vigil outside of Hussle’s Marathon Clothing in the Hyde Park where he was gunned down. Officials were called to the scene after alerts of a fight that resulted in a stampede that critically injured two.
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A crowd of hundreds of people who amassed in front of The Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles to pay their respects to slain rapper #NipseyHussle stampeded from the scene after a possible stabbing, police say. The peaceful vigil turned chaotic Monday night near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue when people began scattering across the packed parking lot. Mourners had gathered since the Grammy-nominated rapper was shot and killed Sunday afternoon. Sky9 was over the scene as fans brought candles, flowers, posters and items of clothing to pay their respects to the 33-year-old rapper around 8 p.m. Monday. At some point, a stabbing occurred. At least six people were stabbed and multiple people were trampled in the stampede, according to Los Angeles police. ??????
One of the injured was hit by a car, the other suffered a “penetrating, traumatic injury” according to Variety, and 19 people were taken to the hospital.
The LAPD also tweeted about the incident and shut down speculation that gun shots were fired.
Hussle passed away from gunshot injuries to the head and torso, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office confirmed Monday. A spokeswoman for the LAPD, Lizeth Lomeli, said the department was on a “manhunt” with “all hands on deck” to capture the shooter. The mayor of L.A., Eric Garcetti, also released a statement with his condolences.
“Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this awful tragedy. L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence. My Crisis Response Team is assisting the families coping with shock and grief.”
LAPD Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff also released a statement, revealing he had plans to meet with Hussle on Monday about ways to stop gun violence and vowed that the department would continue his work.
Our continued prayers for Nipsey Hussle’s loved ones, friends and fans.