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Suspect charged with murder for the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Posted: 5:40 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 21:40:36Z
Suspect charged with murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Following the March 31 death of musician Nipsey Hussle, a Los Angeles grand jury returned a murder indictment against Eric Ronald Holder Jr., 29, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday.

Holder's indictment includes one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The district attorney's office said Holder is accused of fatally shooting Hussle, also known as Ermias Asghedom, outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. Two others were wounded during the March incident.

The district attorney's office said Holder's bail was set at $6.53 million and he faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted.