Grammy-nominated Eritrean-American rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot multiple times on Sunday afternoon in front of his Marathon Clothing store at 3420 W. Slauson Ave. in South Los Angeles.
The gunman also shot two other people who were subsequently hospitalized. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department identified 29-year-old Eric Holder as the suspect and asked the public for leads in locating him in a statement.
“Detectives from LAPD’s South Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect involved in a multiple shooting which resulted in a homicide,” it read.
They added that Holder walked up to three men standing in front of the store and “fired numerous shots at them” and subsequently fled “through an adjacent alley to a waiting vehicle” which was driven by a female who hasn’t yet been identified.
Known for his unique, laid back, storytelling West Coast rap style, news of Nipsey Hussle’s death shook the entire hip-hop and entertainment community with several tributes pouring in.
Real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, Nipsey, who was born to an Eritrean father and an African-American mother was on course to have a stellar year riding off the success of his 2018 Grammy-nominated Victory Lap album after being underground and independent for so long.
Outside music, the rapper was widely known for his philanthropic works and entrepreneurial savviness, owning several businesses along the block he was shot. He also never stopped short of empowering the youth through various community outreach programs and helping residents in need whenever he could.
On top of that, the Slauson rapper was known for dropping priceless gems on how to be successful as well as life lessons whenever he could.
Take a look some at some of his motivational videos below: