Nipsey Hussle murder suspect has been identified as Eric holder, aka Shitty Cruz.
The Los Angeles Police Department has released the identity of the man suspected of killing Nipsey Hussle on Sunday. He is 29-year-old Eric Holder, also known by the alias Shitty Cruz. Cops have also released a photo of the suspect and noted that he was last seen driving a “2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742.” At the time of this publication, Holder was on the run, and the LAPD launched a massive manhunt for him.
“Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle,” LAPD said. “Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100.”
According to the police report, Holder walked up to Nipsey Hussle, real name Ernias Asghedom, and two other men, who were standing in front of The Marathon Clothing store owned by the rapper. “The suspect walked up to the men and fired numerous shots at them,” LAPD said. “The victims were struck and fell to the ground.”
Nipsey Hussle received six shots including a bullet to his head which may ultimately be the fatal shot. The suspect escaped the murder scene on foot and possibly got into his car and fled.
Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100 pic.twitter.com/3pX4fbezDs
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
The hip hop community worldwide is currently mourning the death of Nipsey who has been widely regarded as one of the more positively influential voices of this generation. Not only was he a hometown hero for his hood, Crenshaw, but he was also an uplifting voice for youths across the country and worldwide.
Since his untimely death, Nipsey Hussle’s music has increased by nearly 3000% in streaming on multiple platforms. His last album, Victory Lap, received a Grammy nomination and now that project is expected to return to the top of the Billboard chart next week.