Police on Tuesday arrested the man suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle, authorities said. Holder's arrest comes hours after a press conference where Los Angeles Police Chief Mike Moore declared Holder a "substantial risk to public safety". Fans, friends and peers have been reacting to the news with extreme sadness and now, a weird update has come after TMZ phoned the woman who allegedly drove the getaway vehicle.
Moore said the shooting appeared to be the result of a personal dispute, not gang rivalry.
LAPD detectives said Nipsey argued with Holder, aka "Shitty Cuz", who returned minutes later to shoot the rap star and his associates. She also reportedly claims that Holder said nothing when he got back in the auto. TMZ reports that a man matching Holder's description was arrested in the L.A. suburb of Bellflower around 12:53 PM PT.
Nipsey died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, according to a coroner's report.
The chief did not reveal how the two men were acquainted or offer any details about their dispute.
Nineteen people were hospitalized after a stampede at a memorial at Hussle's store on Monday night.
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"Nipsey Hussle represents the enormity of the lives we have lost", Moore said.
Moore said Tuesday the vigil had been peaceful until someone in the crowd brandished a handgun, but apparently did not fire it. Two other men were also shot, though they survived their injuries.
The gunman also shot two other people who were subsequently hospitalized. The video shows a suspect walking to the clothing store, where multiple people were standing outside.
The LAPD is working with community leaders to clean the area, protect the memorial and make it safe for visitors, Moore said.
Hussle, who was of Eritrean descent, grew up in south Los Angeles.