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Man Accused Of Killing Rapper Nipsey Hussle Is Arrested In Los Angeles

Eric Holder, 29, was wanted in the shooting that killed the Grammy-nominated musician and injured two others.

UPDATE ― Tuesday, April 2: The Los Angeles Police Department said that Eric Holder, the suspect wanted in rapper Nipsey Hussle’s slaying, is in custody.

An LAPD spokeswoman told HuffPost on Tuesday that Holder was placed in custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday afternoon. 

The Los Angeles Police Department has identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle. 

Hussle, 33, was shot dead on Sunday afternoon in front of a clothing store he owned in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Two other men were also injured in the shooting.

The LAPD identified Eric Holder, a 29-year-old from Los Angeles, as the suspect in the attack:

The police department’s appeal for information came on the heels of a candlelit vigil for Hussle that turned chaotic on Monday night. At least 19 people were injured — two critically — after a crowd stampeded during the event.

A bystander told the Los Angeles Times that a fight had erupted during the vigil, causing bottles and candles to break. The noises were mistaken for gunshots and panic ensued, he said.

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