Prosecutors on Thursday filed charges of murder and attempted murder against Eric Holder, the man accused of killing South L.A.Grammy nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Holder is being held on USD 5 million bail. He appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday afternoon, where he was represented by attorney Chris Darden. Darden entered a not guilty plea on his behalf, according to a report from KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta.
LAPD chief Michel Moore said on Tuesday that Holder and Hussle got into a dispute at the clothing store, reported Variety.
Holder left and came back with a gun, shooting Hussle several times before fleeing in a white Chevy Cruze. Though both men had gang affiliations, the motive for the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.
Holder, 29, also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted. Also, in 2012, he pleaded no contest to a charge of carrying a loaded weapon in a public place. At that time he was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation.
The Los Angeles Country Department of Medical Examner-Coroner, on Sunday determined the reason behind Hussle's death. According to a statement issued by the department and obtained by E Online, the "rapper died from gunshot wounds on the head and the torso."
Holder was arrested on Wednesday in Bellflower by L.A. County sheriff's deputies and turned over to the LAPD.
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