The search for Nipsey Hussle's killer

7:00 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

6:42 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

What you need to know about Nipsey Hussle's killing

Police have arrested the man they think fatally shot Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday. Here's what we know now:

  • The suspect: Eric Holder, 29, was arrested Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced on Twitter. Police said Holder was identified via surveillance video and witnesses.
  • They knew each other: Nipsey and the man suspected of killing him knew each other, and the shooting appears to be the product of a personal dispute, Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore told reporters.
  • What happened: Moore said Holder approached Nipsey and others multiple times, engaging them in conversation. Holder later returned with a handgun and "purposely and repeatedly fired" at the men, injuring two of them and killing the rapper, he said.
  • "The meeting will happen": Before his death, Nipsey, a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, had requested a meeting to discuss ways to mitigate gang violence, Los Angeles police Commissioner Steve Soboroff said, sharing an email he received from the rapper and Jay-Z's Roc Nation. Soboroff said the meeting "will happen when Roc Nation and Nipsey's family come together."
5:43 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

Man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle arrested

Eric Holder, the suspect in the shooting death of rap artist Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted Tuesday.

Holder, 29, is in police custody, the LAPD said.

Some background: Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore told reporters Tuesday that Hussle and Holder knew each other, and the shooting appears to be the product of a personal dispute.

Moore declined to elaborate on the feud between the two, saying he didn't want to jeopardize any potential prosecution.

The manhunt for Holder unfolded as surveillance video emerged showing the moment Nipsey and two others were shot Sunday afternoon.

The Grammy-nominated artist was among four people standing between cars outside The Marathon Clothing store he owned in Los Angeles' Hyde Park neighborhood, video from a surveillance camera trained on the parking lot shows.

It is not clear which of the four is Nipsey, but they appear to be casually talking as others mill about in front of the store. A figure dressed in dark clothing appears to approach the four, and everyone scatters.

Two of the people standing by the car don't get far. They fall to the ground. One of them, wearing a white hat and shirt, tries to get back up but promptly collapses, the video, which has no sound, shows.

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

5:29 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

Possible suspect detained in Nipsey Hussle killing

A man who is believed to be the suspect in the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle has been detained in Bellflower, California, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Tony Im.

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are headed to Bellflower to confirm the man's identity.

Earlier today, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, speaking at a news conference, said a suspect — who was identified via surveillance video and witnesses as 29-year-old Eric Holder — approached Nipsey and others multiple times, engaging them in conversation.

At one point, Holder returned with a handgun and "purposely and repeatedly fired" at the men, injuring two of them and killing the rapper, he said.

12:42 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

L.A. police chief to suspect: "I ask him to surrender"

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, speaking at a news conference, had a message for the suspect wanted in the killing of Nipsey Hussle: "I ask him to surrender."

The chief added that suspect Eric Holder can find a local police department and surrender. Moore said Holder is likely watching the developments surrounding the case.

"This is a man who is of substantial risk to public safety and willing to use violence and we want to see that stop," the chief said.

Moore said police are looking for witnesses who were at the scene of the shooting or have information on the killing.

"We continue to seek the public's help in assistance," he said.

Holder was identified through surveillance video, statements and information from the community, the chief said.

"I cannot thank enough that the community is the one who is helping us solve this case," Moore said.

12:45 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

Nipsey Hussle and suspect knew each other, police say

Rapper Nipsey Hussle and his suspected killer, Eric Holder, knew each other and had a dispute between them, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said at a news conference today.

Moore would not provide details about what the dispute was about, only saying, "We believe they were known to each other."

Moore said he believes with a “degree of certainty” that Holder walked up to the rapper outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles before the shooting. There, Holder "engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there," Moore said.

Holder then left the scene and came back with a handgun, Moore said, and shot Nipsey.

12:32 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

Nipsey Hussle was supposed to meet with officials to stop gang violence. A version of that meeting will still happen.

Before he was killed, Nipsey Hussle had scheduled a meeting with Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff and LAPD Chief Michel Moore on Monday to discuss ways to stop gang violence, Soboroff said on Twitter.

Soboroff — speaking today at a news conference following Nipsey's killing while wearing a "Save the Children" tie — promised that a meeting to address gang violence will still happen.

“I was ready for the meeting. I was excited for the meeting," he said.

12:46 p.m. ET, April 2, 2019

Los Angeles mayor: Nipsey Hussle's death has "sent shockwaves" across this city and globe

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the media Tuesday morning and praised Nipsey Hussle as "an artist who touched our city and the lives far beyond the City of Angels" and said his death "has sent shockwaves across this city, and across the globe."

He called him a brilliant artist and a "tireless advocate" for young people in the city.

Garcetti then spoke about an uptick in violence in the city and what officials were doing to stop it, mentioning 11 others who were killed in the last week.

"This is about young people of color being able to have opportunities in their lives," Garcetti said.

He also appealed for peace in the wake of the artist's killing.

"The absolute worst way to pay back Nipsey's loss is with more violence," he said. "We know there is much more love than hate, love than violence, out there."

11:31 a.m. ET, April 2, 2019

ANY MOMENT: Police give an update on Nipsey Hussle's killing

Los Angeles police are expected to hold a new conference at 11:30 a.m. ET to give an update on rapper Nispey Hussle's shooting death.

On Monday night, police announced that a suspect had been named. Eric Holder, 29, is wanted for homicide, the LAPD announced early Tuesday.

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