According to CBS Los Angeles, the suspect in the murder of Nipsey Hussle has been captured by authorities.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to CBS2 that 29-year-old Eric Holder was caught by deputies sometime before 1:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard. Los Angeles police told the station they were responding to confirm the suspect’s identity as Holder.
Hussle, 33, was killed in a triple-shooting Sunday afternoon in a South Los Angeles which left two other men wounded.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told reporters Tuesday that Holder, a gang member, approached Hussle and the other men he was with several times on Sunday and spoke with them. Holder then returned with a handgun and opened fire.
“Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there. He left and subsequently came back armed with a handgun, and purposefully and repeatedly fired, striking and killing Nipsey Hussle.”
One of the injured men was hospitalized, but the other was treated at the scene and refused to be transported.
Following the shooting, Holder fled in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz being driven by an unidentified woman. Investigators were searching for both Holder and the female getaway driver.
The LAPD chief believes this was personal and not gang related like previously believed.
“At this point in our investigation, based on witness statements, and the background of those that we’ve identified, we believe this to be a dispute between Mr. Hussle and Mr. Holder,” Moore said.
“It appears to be a personal matter between the two of them in regards to a dispute, and I’ll leave it at that,” Moore added.