Hussle slaying involved personal dispute, police chief says

Hussle slaying involved personal dispute, police chief says

Hussle slaying involved personal dispute, police chief says

The Los Angeles Police Department has identified a suspect in the shooting death of rapper and community advocate, Nipsey Hussle.

Gunfire was reported in a crowd outside Hussle's clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in south Los Angeles, where he was shot and killed on Sunday, police and media reports said.

The chief says the attacker had repeatedly walked up to the artist and spoke to him, and then returned with a gun and opened fire.

Deputies at the L.A. County Sheriff's Lakewood station got a call at 12:53 p.m. from a person who had seen someone matching Holder's description, said Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.

Holder and Hussle are believed to have known each other, said LAPD Chief Michel Moore.

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The police chief and the president of the city's Police Commission had been scheduled to meet with Hussle on Monday to discuss the relationship between the police force and the inner city.

Moore said the stampede began when one person displayed a gun, and a second person struggled to disarm the person. Authorities urged that Hussle's killing not be followed by more violence. Dozens of police officers cleared the memorial site.

At least two people were critically injured during the stampede and taken to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Two other injuries were serious and 15 were considered non-life threatening.

The plan was part of Hussle's broader ambitions to remake the neighborhood where he grew up and attempt to break the cycle of gang life that lured him in when he was younger.

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