Suspect charged with murder in Nipsey Hussle slaying

The man suspected as being the killer of Nipsey Hussle is now facing life in prison.

In total, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Holder with four counts, including being a felon in possession of a firearm. Holder entered a not guilty plea to the charge of fatally shooting Hussle, on Sunday outside of the rapper's Los Angeles store.

Prosecutors, however, dismissed his claim, arguing that Holder's photo had already been widely disseminated before his court appearance.

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Eric Holder.

Holder was ordered held in lieu of $5 million bail.

Once it was learned that Holder's attorney was Darden, the social media world began taking jabs at the defense lawyer. Two other men were injured in the incident. Holder was arrested on Tuesday in Bellflower, California. Investigators say the slaying was motivated by a personal dispute between the two men. A woman who drove Holder away from the scene has not been arrested or charged in the case. Hussle pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges. At a vigil Monday night outside the Marathon Clothing store near a Crenshaw Boulevard intersection, several people were hurt and trampled during a fight.

Eric Holder is an aspiring rapper and a suspected gang member, who according to the Los Angeles Times has a previous conviction for carrying a loaded gun.

On the day he died, Nipsey tweeted saying "having strong enemies is a blessing".

  • Marlene Weaver