The man accused of killing rapper and Los Angeles community leader Nipsey Hussle has been charged with murder.
Eric Holder appeared in court Thursday afternoon, where the Los Angeles County district also charged him with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the [Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office] .
Holder’s attorney Chris Darden entered a not-for-profit account of his client, who is being held on $ 5 million bail, according to local station KNX 1070 . Darden was one of the prosecutors in the famed O.J. Simpson trial
The district attorney’s office also said the criminal complaint includes allegations that holds, arrested Holder earlier this week in relation to the March 31 shooting that killed Hussle, 33, and injured two others in front of Hussle’s clothing Hussle was born in Hyde Park
Surveillance video of the incident showed Hussle, whose name is Ermias Asghedom, when he gunman walked up and opened fire on him and two other but. Police just got into an argument earlier that day before returning with a gun, and then fled the scene in a car.
Police Chief Michel Moore told the Los Angeles Times that officers believe Holder, who goes by the name Fly Mac, is a member, but that the March 31 shooting was not time-related. ] The district attorney’s office said Holder could face life in prison if convicted.
Hussle, whose album “Victory Lap” was nominated for a 2019 Grammy, was celebrated just for his music but also his service and activism in South LA’s black community . He advocated STEM education for black and brown children, worked to revitalize the area with real estate development and planned to meet with police to discuss the city’s gun violence.