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Weeks after Nipsey Hussle slaying, many questions remain unanswered

So often the answers are difficult as an investigation of the death of the 33-year-old rapper. The police have declined to disclose certain details that they say may affect the outcome of the case against his alleged murderer.Still, those who grew up in the Crenshaw District that Nipsey loved and made a central theme in his music and business endeavors have questions – chief among them, why the woman who ran the rapper's suspicious murderer is free and why one of the men shot at the side of Nipsey was arrested. Why was a shooting victim arrested? Eight days after Nipsey and two other men shot in front of the rapper's Marathon clothing store in the Hyde Park area, police seized one of the other shooting losses, Kerry Lathan. The 56-year-old was released on parole seven months ago, having earned about 25 years for murder. He appeared on Tuesday for an application for revocation, which generally involves an attempt to recall someone's probation or parole. His case was dismissed, a government woman said, but the reason for his arrest and release was unclear. The Los Angeles Police Department referred questions to Lathan's arrest to the California Correction and Rehabilitation Department, a spokesman who told CNN that the LAPD had instructed the department not to release any information about Lathan, including the reason for his arrest. The court spokesman said she could not go into details of why he was arrested. On Friday, CDCR spokesman Jeffrey Callison confirmed that Lathan was…

So often the answers are difficult as an investigation of the death of the 33-year-old rapper. The police have declined to disclose certain details that they say may affect the outcome of the case against his alleged murderer.

Still, those who grew up in the Crenshaw District that Nipsey loved and made a central theme in his music and business endeavors have questions – chief among them, why the woman who ran the rapper’s suspicious murderer is free and why one of the men shot at the side of Nipsey was arrested.

Why was a shooting victim arrested?

Eight days after Nipsey and two other men shot in front of the rapper’s Marathon clothing store in the Hyde Park area, police seized one of the other shooting losses, Kerry Lathan.

The 56-year-old was released on parole seven months ago, having earned about 25 years for murder. He appeared on Tuesday for an application for revocation, which generally involves an attempt to recall someone’s probation or parole. His case was dismissed, a government woman said, but the reason for his arrest and release was unclear.

The Los Angeles Police Department referred questions to Lathan’s arrest to the California Correction and Rehabilitation Department, a spokesman who told CNN that the LAPD had instructed the department not to release any information about Lathan, including the reason for his arrest. The court spokesman said she could not go into details of why he was arrested.

On Friday, CDCR spokesman Jeffrey Callison confirmed that Lathan was accused of a breach of the slogan, but after reviewing the incident, the department decided that it was “technical crime” and requested the cancellation petition.

The CNN affiliate KABC and Lathan himself reported that he was arrested for liaising with a gang member &#821

1; the gang member such as Nipsey Hussle, who was a member of the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips.

Community activists were angry The protection victim was arrested on such a claim, because Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD chief Michel Moore and LAPD commissioner Steve Soboroff praised the Nipsey efforts to alleviate bandwidth.

Lathan, in an interview with VladTV, said he initially had difficulty answering why he had been arrested but eventually was prepared for the reason that he was accused of collecting gang members and urging him to ask “Now you putting me in prison to get in touch with a gang member, who is really a voice for peace? “

Lathan, who had been wheelchair-bound since he shot, said he didn’t know Nipsey well, but the rapper had helped he had new clothes in the past and he talked to him on March 31, the day he was killed, about getting a new shirt before he visited the family of a friend whose father had died. The shot came a few minutes later, Lathan told VladTV. He described the other man who was injured in the shot as his nephew.

Lauren Noriega, who represents Lathan, could not immediately be commented on Sunday, but she told KABC that her customer’s contact with Nipsey was unintentional.

What happens to the refugee driver?

Moore told reporters after the shot that suspect Eric Holder shot Nipsey and the other two men before they jumped into a waiting car run by an unidentified woman.

Quote ABC News reported CNN affiliate KABC that the woman turned in, talked to detectives and had to leave. She claimed she didn’t know what happened in the shot, KABC reported.

 Nipsey Hussle greets children during a community event in Los Angeles in October.

has not been arrested or publicly identified, the station reported.

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Community leaders have demanded that she be arrested days after the shot, reported CNN affiliate KSWB and community activist Najee Ali has repeatedly told the news she needs to be held accountable.

“That woman is lying through the teeth. She is the refugee driver in the murder of Nipsey Hussle. The only reason she turned two days later was because her face and face were plastered over social media,” KABC said.

After reading news about Lathan’s release from prison, Ali hesitated: “Mission achieved. Now we need the refugee arrested in Nipsey’s murder.”

What was the motive for killing the rapper?

The police have suggested that the shot was not random but still does not provide a motive for the attack. Holder and Nipsey knew each other, and the suspect had contacted the rapper several times this Sunday afternoon, Moore told reporters.

At his last meeting, the manager said, Holder returned with a gun and “deliberately and repeatedly fired” at Nipsey, Lathan and the other man.

Despite Nipsey’s gang relationship and that Holder is believed to be a gang member, Moore said that the dispute between men does not appear to be gang-related. He refused to name the gang that the police believe Holder belongs to.

Surveillance video from the parking lot where Nipsey is pushed up showed the rapper casual talking to three other men in front of the Marathon store when a figure dressed in dark clothes approaches them and everyone spreads.

Two of the victims don & # 39; Don’t get far. They fall to the ground. One of them, wearing a white hat and shirt, trying to get back but quickly collapses, the video, which has no sound, shows.

Why doesn’t Nipsey have security?

It seems that Nipsey knew there were people who wanted to hurt him. Hours before he was killed, he tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.” It was not clear to what or to whom he referred.

A few days before he was killed, Nipsey was in Inglewood to shoot a video for a song he performed with DJ Khaled and John Legend, according to the social media of the entertainers. According to TMZ, the production crew for the video was so concerned about Nipsey’s security that it had 10 armed police on hand for protection. Again, no one has explained why.

Given the circumstances, many have questioned why Nipsey was at the Marathon store without security.

His long-lived bodyguard took to Instagram two days after Nipsey’s death to say he left the profession.

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“I have Babies and L forever, I’m done with all This S ** T I retire from being a bodyguard I love you HUSSLE THA GREAT,” wrote He referred to Nipsey’s long girlfriend, Lauren London.

What’s next in the survey?

It is still unclear whether Holder, 29, will be the only person arrested in connection with Nipsey’s killing. He is charged with murder, two bills of attempting to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is held at $ 5 million bail and is scheduled to be back in court on May 10.

Tributes flowing in from gang gangs and police

CNN’s attempt to reach Holder’s first lawyer failed. According to local reports, he is now represented by Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in O.J. The Simpson case.

Darden filed an unfair basis for the customer’s bill earlier this month, CNN affiliate KCAL reported. Holder, who reportedly received threats since the shot, arrived at the court on April 5 under heavy duty. Darden refused to answer questions about the case or how he was kept, KCAL reported.

CNN’s Stella Chan contributed to this report.

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