Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on March 31 outside of his Marathon Clothing store and there are more details coming out about the alleged killed, 29-year-old Eric Holder. It is now being reported he attacked a neighbor just an hour before the shooting that would take the rapper’s life.
TMZ reports, according to L.A. County DA’s Office, Holder pistol whipped a neighbor. They lived in the same building and would sometimes hang out and smoke marijuana. Allegedly, “Holder showed up at his place around 2 PM on March 31, and he was pissed. He accused the neighbor of selling him weed that was laced with some other drug. They went into the hallway to talk, and according to the statements… When Holder got more hostile, the neighbor tried to return to his apartment but was allegedly pistol-whipped in the back of the head.”
Statements say the neighbor was knocked down but still conscious and says he saw the gun on the flood, which was described as a “big silver gun” and “semi-automatic.” Hussle left and less than two hours later the rapper was shot.
The neighbor got up and safely retreated to his apartment, but says Holder was “shaking and looked very nervous” before leaving.
Holder was a failed rapper whose street name was Shitty Cuz. He has become public enemy No. 1 in Los Angeles, where Nipsey was literally giving back to his community. The 29-year-old was arrested on April 2. He was found in Bellflower, California, which is located in southeast Los Angeles.
He has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He is facing life in prison.
Herman Douglas, Nipsey business partner and the last person to see him alive, told the Los Angeles Times, “Me and Nipsey was talking, and the dude that shot him (Eric Holder), he came and shook our hands. Said he was a rapper and this old bulls**t. Shook our hands, the dude went and got his burger. He left.”
Douglas said he went inside the Marathon Clothing store to get some food, which is when 29-year-old Holder returned. “So, I might have left Nipsey’s side maybe three seconds,” Douglas said. “I left him maybe, approximately three seconds that I had left Nipsey and the dude came and shot him.” He said Douglas there was “no motive.”
Rest in power, Nipsey Hussle.