Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Captured By LAPD

Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Captured By LAPD

The gunman suspected of killing Nipsey Hussle had a personal dispute with the rapper that did not involve gang activity, the Los Angeles police chief said Tuesday as he urged the man to surrender.

The chief told a televised press conference Tuesday that he was confident 29-year-old suspect Eric Holder was watching.

After shooting Hussle and two other men who survived, Holder fled in a waiting vehicle driven by a woman, the police chief said.

Moore says Holder fled in a vehicle driven by an unidentified woman.

Moore declined to elaborate on the feud between the two, saying he didn't want to jeopardize any potential prosecution, but he said the suspect - who has been identified via surveillance video - approached Nipsey and others multiple times, engaging them in conversation. Someone else in the crowd saw the weapon and attempted to disarm the person, according to Moore, which caused panic and led to the "stampede" of people.

While both men have ties to street gangs, the dispute between them was personal and did not involve gang activity, Moore said.

Investigators were also looking for the woman, Moore said.

It is not clear if the figure in dark clothing is Holder, who police say is wanted in the homicide.

"I'm lacking information that a shooting occurred", the chief said. Two were listed as being in critical condition and another two were in serious condition.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called Nipsey "a tireless advocate of the people of this city and this world".

Hussle, along with two other victims, were transported to local hospitals, and one refused medical treatment at the scene. The Marathon Clothing store sits near West Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.

Hussle was a respected and beloved artist for a decade in hip-hop inner circles, and broke out with his Grammy-nominated major label debut a year ago.

Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was a prominent activist and advocate for L.A.'s black communities.

"Nipsey is an example for all of us that any life lost is one life too many", he said.

"The meeting will happen", Soboroff said.

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