The suspect in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle was arrested on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Detectives confirmed the suspect as Eric Holder, 29, was in custody.
Mr. Holder was arrested in Bellflower, Calif., shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a member of the public called the police. Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies detained Mr. Holder and he was then taken into L.A.P.D. custody.
Mr. Moore did not reveal much information about the motive for the shooting Tuesday, but noted that Nipsey Hussle and Mr. Holder appeared engaged in a personal dispute. Asked if the shooting was related to gang activity, Mr. Moore demurred, stating the motive was “not, to our information, anything related to rivalries between gangs.”
According to video evidence cited by the police, Mr. Holder reportedly walked up to the rapper and two other men who were with him several times before leaving and returning armed with a handgun. He fired several times before fleeing the scene in a white Chevy Cruze that was driven by an unidentified woman.
Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on Sunday outside a store he co-owned in South Los Angeles. His death was met with grief and outrage by residents in the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and by people across the music industry.
By Monday, hundreds of people formed a circle in front of the closed store to pay their respects. A memorial of candles, flowers and paintings of Hussle took shape in front of the store and in the parking lot.