Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, speaking at a news conference, had a message for the suspect Eric Holder, wanted in the killing of Nipsey Hussle: “I ask him to surrender.”
The chief added that suspect Eric Holder can find a local police department and surrender. Moore said Holder is likely watching the developments surrounding the case.CNN report .
“This is a man who is of substantial risk to public safety and willing to use violence and we want to see that stop,” the chief said.
Moore said police are looking for witnesses who were at the scene of the shooting or have information on the killing.
“We continue to seek the public’s help in assistance,” he said.
Holder was identified through surveillance video, statements and information from the community, the chief said.
“I cannot thank enough that the community is the one who is helping us solve this case,” Moore said.
Nipsey Hussle and suspect Eric Holder knew each other, police say
Rapper Nipsey Hussle and his suspected killer, Eric Holder, knew each other and had a dispute between them, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said at a news conference today.
Moore would not provide details about what the dispute was about, only saying, “We believe they were known to each other.”
Moore said he believes with a “degree of certainty” that Holder walked up to the rapper outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles before the shooting. There, Holder “engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there,” Moore said.
Holder then left the scene and came back with a handgun, Moore said and shot Nipsey.
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff and LAPD Chief Michel Moore on Monday to discuss ways to stop gang violence, Soboroff said on Twitter.
Soboroff — speaking today at a news conference following Nipsey’s killing while wearing a “Save the Children” tie — promised that a meeting to address gang violence will still happen.
“I was ready for the meeting. I was excited about the meeting,” he said.
Los Angeles mayor: Nipsey Hussle’s death has “sent shockwaves” across this city and globe
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the media Tuesday morning and praised Nipsey Hussle as “an artist who touched our city and the lives far beyond the City of Angels” and said his death “has sent shockwaves across this city, and across the globe.”
He called him a brilliant artist and a “tireless advocate” for young people in the city.
Garcetti then spoke about an uptick in violence in the city and what officials were doing to stop it, mentioning 11 others who were killed in the last week.
“This is about young people of colour being able to have opportunities in their lives,” Garcetti said.
He also appealed for peace in the wake of the artist’s killing.
“The absolute worst way to pay back Nipsey’s loss is with more violence,” he said. “We know there is much more love than hate, love than violence, out there.”