Los Angeles, CA – It’s no secret Nipsey Hussle was all about uplifting those in his Los Angeles community, which makes his March 31 shooting death even more devastating to those who knew him. According to TMZ, Neighborhood Nip was at his Marathon Clothing store — where the triple shooting occurred — to help a friend who was just released from prison.
Sources close to the slain rapper said Nipsey wanted to hook the man up with some fresh gear so he could look presentable before meeting up with his own family and friends later that day. He’d been in prison for roughly 20 years.
Nipsey wasn’t able to notify his team or primary security guard he’d be going to the store alone since it was an impromptu visit. Nobody was aware he’d left home.
Shortly after arriving to the store, Nipsey was shot at least six times and rushed to a local hospital where he later died.
The alleged killer, Eric Holder, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon (April 2) in the L.A. suburb of Bellflower.
The Blast reports Holder’s criminal history includes weapons arrests and domestic violence that resulted in anger management counseling.
In 2009, Holder was arrested and charged with domestic battery against the mother of his child. He pleaded guilty to a battery charge after working out a deal to complete an anger management treatment program. He was also instructed to stay at least 100 yards away from her.
His anger management treatment program was classified as Level 3, which is a minimum 36-hour to 52-hour course covering topics like handling stress, discussing problems and taking time-outs.
The 29-year-old Holder was then arrested in 2012 and charged with two felonies for carrying a loaded firearm. However, he worked out a deal with prosecutors and pled no contest to one felony charge. As a result, he was sentenced to six months in L.A. County jail and given credit for time served.
He was ordered to not “own, use or possess any dangerous or deadly weapons, including firearms, knives or other concealable weapons.”
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department website states Holder’s bail is currently set at just over $7 million.