Los Angeles, CA
A suspect has been identified and arrested in the fatal shooting of Nipsey Hussle. 29-year old, Eric Holder was arrested Tuesday afternoon. The LAPD said a member of the public called in a tip after pictures of Holder circulated as a suspect in the murder of Nipsey Hussle. The anonymous call came in at 1:15 pm. The caller reportedly told police they saw Holder in the area of the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard in the Bellflower section of the city.
ABC7 (@abc7) reported, LAPD moved in and took Holder into custody a short time later. He was transferred to LAPD custody and positively identified at the police station.
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Los Angeles, CA
Ermias Davidson Asghedom, better known as rapper Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed outside of his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, according to the local authorities. Nipsey Hussle was among three people shot in the incident on Sunday afternoon. The conditions of two other people shot in the incident yesterday has not been released.
The New York Times (@NYtimes) reported, cops said Nipsey Hussle and the two other people shot in the incident, were reportedly shot in the parking lot outside of the store. Police reported that Nipsey Hussle was shot multiple times. Lt. Chris Ramirez of the LAPD said police were still trying to piece together exactly what happened, and that they have no motive for the murder. Ramirez said that at least one suspect fled from the scene in a car.
Nipsey Hussle opened the Marathon Clothing Store on Slauson Avenue in 2017. Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti tweeted
“Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this tragedy. L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence.”
Nipsey Hussle’s debut studio LP for Atlantic Records titled “Victory Lap” was nominated for best rap album at this years’ Grammy Awards. Nipsey Hussle created a major buzz in the music industry back in 2013 when he created only 1000 physical copies of his mixtape “Crenshaw”, which was an independent release. Nipsey sold the mixtape free online, and sold the physical copies for $100 a pop. Jay-Z reportedly purchased 100 of the 1000 physical copies. Nipsey Hussle was known for his philanthropy as much as he was known for his music. He was in the process of rejuvenating his neighborhood. In 2018, Hussle opened a STEM Center and coworking space called Vector in his same Crenshaw neighborhood. Nipsey Hussle also invested in multiple real estate projects in his neighborhood. Nipsey Hussle was 33-years old.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Tyler Honeycutt, who was a standout player at UCLA and had a short stint in the NBA after being drafted by the Sacramento Kings, was found dead in his home of what police say was an apparent suicide, after he engaged the police in a brief shootout.
TMZ (@tmz) reports, officers were called to Honeycutt’s home in Sherman Oaks by a woman who said Honeycutt had been acting erratically. That woman turned out to be Honeycutt’s mother. Police went to Honeycutt’s home at around 5pm on Friday evening to check on the 27-year old. Upon arrival, Honeycutt reportedly opened fire on the police. Cops reportedly fired back, but did not hit Honeycutt with any of the shots fired. Honeycutt barricaded himself inside of the home for hours. SWAT finally entered the home early Saturday morning and found Honeycutt inside and unresponsive. The Fire Department declared Honeycutt dead at the scene.
LAPD reported that Honeycutt had not been hit by any police gunfire in the shootout with the police, but did say his injuries “were consistent with a self-inflicted wound.” No cops were hit in the brief shootout either. Police say they recovered a weapon at the scene.
Los Angeles, California
R&B singer Trey Songz turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department Monday morning to face charges of alleged felony domestic violence charges. Songz turned himself in, with his attorney Shawn Holley in tow early on Monday morning.
TMZ (@tmz) reports, the charge stems from an incident involving a woman Songz was out with in LA last month during NBA All-Star weekend. Songz was booked at 6am and released shortly after 8am after he posted a $50,000 bond.
Songz is accused of beating Andrea Buera at a party in the Hollywood Hills where she claims he was upset because she was talking to another man. Buera says Songz beat her so badly, she suffered a concussion and had to go to a hospital for treatment. She claims several people at the party witnessed the alleged “beating.” Songz said that he was being lied on and the woman was out for “personal gain.”