Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Charged With Murder, Enters Not Guilty Plea

Eric Holder, the suspect in the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle is seen with his attorney, Christopher Darden, front, in Los Angeles County Superior court Thursday, April 4, 2019.

The L.A. County District Attorney charged Holder, 29, with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Eric Holder spoke only to acknowledge his rights - attorney Chris Darden, who was one of the prosecutors during the OJ Simpson trial, entered the not guilty pleas. If convicted, Holder faces life in prison.

The man accused of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder and attempted murder as he made his first appearance in court.

Holder is being held on USA $7 million bail, and is expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday afternoon.


The charges come after the Slauson rapper was gunned down outside of his Marathon Clothing store on Sunday. Holder was arrested on Tuesday in Bellflower, California.

J Roc, who wasn't with Hussle at the time of his shooting death, said in his Instagram post with pictures of him that he was "done with all this [expletive]" and leaving the security business.

Video evidence showed Holder walking up to Hussle and others several times, then returning with a handgun. The Victory Lap rapper owns the clothing store as well as other businesses in the community.

The suspected gunman, Eric Holder, has been arrested and taken into custody.

The friend was also injured in the attack, as was another man, said to be the friend's cousin, who was driving them.


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