Suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing charged with murder

Suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing charged with murder

Suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing charged with murder

And days before a man named Eric Holder would be charged with murder.

Earlier today, the alleged "aspiring rapper" was in court where judges officially announced that he's facing one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of attempted murder for the two survivors of the shooting, and one count of murder for the death of Nipsey. Holder has not entered a plea yet and it is unclear if he has an attorney, according to the Associated Press.

He is suspected of shooting dead Hussle, who was 33, on Sunday outside the rapper's clothing store in south Los Angeles following a dispute.

Holder appeared in court behind bars in a holding cell and spoke only to acknowledge his rights.

Darden tried unsuccessfully to prevent the media from filming his client during his arraignment on Thursday, arguing that there was an "issue of identity".

By now it should go without saying that Nipsey Hussle was one of the most beloved hip-hop artists across the globe, as even though he was defined by Los Angeles culture he was truly respected from coast-to-coast.

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If convicted, he could spend his life in prison.

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

The news hit Black Twitter and send Chris Darden's name to the top of the trending list on Twitter.

The friend was also injured in the attack, as was another man, said to be the friend's cousin, who was driving them. Holder plead "not guilty" in court moments ago.

Holder was taken into custody on Tuesday in the Los Angeles suburb of Bellflower after a caller reported seeing the man police had named as a suspect.

The rapper died from a gunshot wound to the head, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.

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