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More details have been coming out about the Nipsey Hussle final moments. It is now being reported why he was at his clothing store on Sunday afternoon: He was helping a formerly incarcerated friend.

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“The reason he was at his Marathon Clothing store Sunday is because he was trying to hook up his ex-con pal with some new gear so he could look good before meeting up with his own family and friends later in the day,” TMZ reported. The friend was recently released after serving 20 years in prison.

“Nipsey didn’t notify his team or his primary security guard he’d be going to the store solo — it was a spur of the moment thing … we’re told no one in his camp was aware he’d left home,” TMZ also reported.

The man suspected of killing Hussle is 29-year-old Eric Holder, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon. He was found in Bellflower, California, which is located in southeast Los Angeles.

Reportedly, Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, knew the suspect. reported it was a personal dispute and while Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore “declined to elaborate on the feud between the two, saying he didn’t want to jeopardize any potential prosecution, but he said the suspect approached Nipsey and others multiple times, engaging them in conversation.” Moore also said the dispute does not appear gang-related.

While Hussle was associated with gangs, he appeared to be distancing himself from that life. Shortly before his death, he was talking with Steve Soboroff, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, about how to avoid youth from getting involved in gangs.

Soboroff told ABC News, “We’re talking about programs to help underserved kids, to keep kids out of gangs. And this was his idea. We’ve been working on this meeting for three months. How I wish it would have been on Saturday.”

Based on a tweet by Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore, Nipsey Hussle was one of 26 people killed in across the city in the last week.

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA player Russell Westbrook dedicated Tuesday night’s game to Nipsey. He recorded the second 20-20-20 game in NBA history, posting 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists. He said, “That wasn’t for me … that’s for my bro man. That’s for Nipsey.”

Rest in power, Nipsey Hussle.


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