Suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing charged with murder

Carla Harmon
April 5, 2019

Holder stood behind a glass structure while officers surrounded him-most likely because of online threats directed at Holder after he was named the suspect and his subsequent arrest Tuesday-as Darden entered a not guilty plea.

His attorney, Christopher Darden, did not dispute the bail amount, which the prosecution requested. Defence lawyer Chris Darden declined to comment. Eric Holder's bail has been set at $5 million.

Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot and killed on Sunday, March 31st while standing with friends outside the Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. The district attorney's office said Holder was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

Sullivan ruled that the cameras could remain. Two other people were wounded by gunfire.


Holder, 29, also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

L.A. County sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene and detained the man until LAPD homicide detectives responded and positively identified him as Holder, police said.

He was a beloved figure in the community that he was seeking to rebuild starting with his clothing store, among his fellow entertainers, and with public officials who praised his philanthropy and advocacy.

Hussle's debut studio album, Victory Lap, was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year's Grammy Awards and his death prompted tributes on social media.


The California State Senate adjourned in his honor on Thursday.

Darden is no stranger to high-profile, Los Angeles County murder trials.

Congresswoman Karen Bass said she planned to honor Hussle on the floor of the US House of Representatives.


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