Los Angeles police have revealed the identity of their primary suspect in the shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

On Monday, news came forth that rapper Nipsey Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) had passed away following a shooting in Hyde Park, Los Angeles.

Although police had not initially arrested a suspect, speculation soon flowed that the shooter was likely known to the rapper, and that the motivation was of a personal nature.

On the internet however, theories began to swirl that Hussle was in fact assassinated by the US government. This reasoning was due in part to the fact that he was reportedly working on a documentary about the 1985 trial of Dr. Sebi, a Honduran herbalist that claimed that he could cure AIDS.

However, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department, 29-year-old Eric Holder has now been taken into custody over the artist’s murder.

According to the press release, Eric Holder, a known gang member, approached Nipsey Hussle and two other men before the four of them reportedly engaged in a heated argument.

Holder allegedly opened fire on the men, fatally injuring Hussle, before running away from the scene and escaping in a car driven by an unnamed female.

Taking to Twitter earlier today, the LAPD called upon the public for any help in apprehending the suspect before announcing his arrest only a few hours later.

Yesterday, it was reported that a vigil for Nipsey Hussle had sadly resulted in numerous injuries.

According to various reports, firefighters were called to the South Los Angeles vigil on Monday night with reports of a possible shooting or stabbing.

While rumours of a shooting were soon downplayed, it appears that most of the injuries that occurred were the result of the crowd dispersing quickly, ultimately trampling a number of people in the process.

A report by NBC News noted that at least 19 people had been injured at the vigil, with four of them listed in critical condition.

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