Nipsey Hussle's suspected shooter, Eric Holder, has an extensive violent criminal record.
According to The Blast, Holder was arrested in 2012 and charged with two felonies for being in possession of a loaded gun.
He eventually cut a deal with prosecutors which saw him plead no contest to one felony charge. He was subsequently sentenced to 6-months in L.A. County jail, but was also given credit for time served.
Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle. He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100 pic.twitter.com/3pX4fbezDs— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
Holder was then ordered not to “own, use or possess any dangerous or deadly weapons, including firearms, knives or other concealable weapons.”
Prior to that, Holder was arrested in 2009 and charged with domestic battery against a woman with whom he shares a child.
The men & women of the LAPD have been feverishly working—along w/ the support of our community—to find the individual responsible for the murder of Nipsey Hussle. Eric Holder represents a substantial risk to public safety & we are asking for continued assistance in locating him. pic.twitter.com/rD995XhTzC— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 2, 2019
He was allowed to plead that charge down to battery after cutting a deal to stay away from the woman. He was also required to complete anger management classes.
The anger management program that Holder was sent to was designated as a level 3, which means that is it is a 36 hour to 52 hour course that addresses things such as talking about you problems, how to handle stress and taking time-outs when necessary.
Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody. Thank you to both our community for the heightened awareness/vigilance, and our partners at @LASDHQ. pic.twitter.com/0zujy89Yfm— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
Holder is now alleged to have opened fire on Hussle and a group of others after having a heated discussion with the slain rapper.
According to sources, Holder walked away from Hussle in the parking lot The Marathon Clothing, Hussle's apparel store, and returned with a gun.
Multiple people were said to be injured during the shooting, but Hussle was the only to suffer fatal injuries. A coroner's report indicated that his official cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
Hussle was 33 years old, and leaves behind two children.