On Sunday, Ermias Asghedom, more popularly known as Nipsey Hussle was shot down in front of his store Marathon Clothing in southern Los Angeles. The alleged killer was arrested on Tuesday in suburban outskirts of the same city.
According to the official statement of the Police Department of Los Angeles, a tipster reported having seen this man, Eric Holder in the Bellflower suburban community. Just a day before, police officials had announced the perpetrator’s name publicly. Officials of Los Angeles Country Sheriff arrested the 29 years old suspected killer. Thereafter, the suspect was booked under murder charges by the police.
Nipsey Hussle earned a Grammy nomination this year for his rap album “Victory Lap”. The artist had created various mixtapes previously outside his collaborations with well-known rappers and singers under the official record label. News of his sudden demise came as a shock to several celebrities who shared their condolences on various social media platforms.
After shooting Hussle multiple times, Holder absconded in a Chevy Cruze driven by a woman, the police statement. The authorities have not yet disclosed the reason for the dispute which caused this killing. However, Steve Soboroff, the president of Los Angeles Police Commission said that Hussle had expressed his interest to meet him for preventing the menace of gang violence in his locality.
Once a participant in street gangs, Nipsey Hussle had gradually turned to be a community activist and organizer. The rapper’s last tweet said, “Having strong enemies is a blessing”. It was sent out on the same day of his death.