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Suspect in rapper Nipsey Hussle’s killing arrested in Los Angeles suburb

The man suspected of fatally shooting Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle in a personal dispute was arrested in a Los Angeles suburb on Tuesday, a day after authorities named him publicly, police officials said.

Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times on Sunday afternoon outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in south Los Angeles. Two other people were wounded in the shooting, police said.

On Tuesday, a tipster called to report seeing the man police had named as a suspect, Eric Holder, in the suburban community of Bellflower, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the site and arrested Holder, 29, and then handed him to police to be booked for murder, the statement said. Formal charges were pending and Holder was being held without bail.

Hussle’s debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. His death rattled the entertainment and hip-hop world, with celebrities posting memories of him on social media.

Hussle made several mixtapes, which are generally created outside the record label system, before recording his debut album with Atlantic Records and collaborating with singer and rapper CeeLo Green and Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar…Continue Reading

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