Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer Charged With Murder
Eric Holder -- the man that has been arrested for the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle, has been charged with murder. According to NBC News, in addition, the 29-year-old has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Holder, who is an ex-con, is now being held on $5 million. He has been reportedly placed in solitary confinement at the L.A. County jail because it is believed other inmates may possibly take his life. If convicted, Holder faces life in prison.
Meanwhile, Holder has retained Christopher Darden, the lawyer who prosecuted O.J. Simpson, as his defense attorney. They're due back in court May 10th.
Nipsey, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed out side of his store, The Marathon on Crenshaw & Slauson in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (March 31st). He was 33-year-old. Two other men were shot but are hospitalized in stable condition.
REPORT: NIPSEY SHOOK HANDS WITH ALLEGED KILLER RIGHT BEFORE HIS DEATH
Herman Douglas, a friend and business partner of Nipsey, revealed that the rapper actually shook hands with Holder right before the shooting. Douglas was one of the last people to see Nipsey alive and said that he noticed that Holder had envy and hate in his eyes."
He told The L.A. Times, "Me and Nipsey was talking, and the dude that shot him (Eric Holder), he came and shook our hands. Said he was a rapper and this old bulls**t. Shook our hands, the dude went and got his burger. He left. So, I might have left Nipsey’s side maybe three seconds. I left him maybe, approximately three seconds that I had left Nipsey and the dude came and shot him."
Douglas continued, "What seems to be a less talented rapper had envy and hate in his eyes. It was nothing else. It was no motive. It was no beef."
Reports say that Holder was an aspiring rapper who went by the name Fly Mac and released several tracks on Soundcloud from 2015 to 2018.
NIPSEY HUSSLE'S BROTHER FOUND HIM DYING
In an interview with The LA Times, Nipsey Hussle's brother Samiel Asghedom revealed that he actually found his brother dying. Samiel -- who goes by the name Blacc Sam, said that he walked up on Nipsey after he was shot and started performing CPR on him after receiving orders from a 911 operator. Paramedics arrived at the scene a few minutes later and put a breathing tube down Hussle’s throat and an IV in his arm before placing him on a stretcher.
Blacc Sam said, "If somebody would’ve been there — if I would’ve been there — I would’ve shot back. I just wish I would’ve been there."
Sam said that Hussle didn't have any security with him and most of the workers at their store are felons who can't carry guns. He explained, "Because of that, the man was able to shoot my brother, start running, realize nobody out there had a gun, stop, turn back around, walk up, shoot my brother two more times, start to run, realize nobody had a gun, nobody was responding, ran back up and shot my brother three more times, shoot him in the head and kicked him in the head and then ran off."
Blacc Sam describes his brother's death as an execution, saying, "It doesn’t make sense that somebody from the area, that just snuck up, and just talked to him and shook his hand minutes before. It’s mind-boggling."
He then said about Hussle's legacy, "He made something work in an area that was run-down, that people were scared to come to, and he turned it into a landmark. All races. Different states. Many countries. They all come to Crenshaw and Slauson. He was truly the people’s champ."