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Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Eric Holder Indicted By Grand Jury

Nearly two months after beloved rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down outside his Los Angeles clothing store, his alleged killer Eric Holder has been indicted by a grand jury.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced the arraignment on Tuesday, explaining Holder was indicted on May 9 on 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 indictment, which was unsealed today, also includes allegations that Holder personally used a handgun and caused great bodily injury and death,” the news release read.

Holder had already been charged on April 8, but the indictment will allow the case to skip a preliminary hearing and head straight to trial. If convicted, Holder could face a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

Holder pleaded not guilty to the charges in court on Tuesday. He is scheduled to return for a pretrial hearing on June 18.

Just hours before the shooting, Hussle tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Hussle was killed on Sunday, March 31 in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing Company. He was 33.

Hussle died from gunshot wounds of both the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed on Monday. “Paramedics were called and [Hussle who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom] was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.,” the coroner said.

Two other men were also shot, though they survived their injuries.

The beloved rapper was not only known for his prolific lyrics, but also for his impact on his community.

As Hussle rose to fame, he kept his ties to his community strong and began focusing on helping make a meaningful impact on his neighborhood of Crenshaw.

Hussle leaves behind his longtime love Lauren London, whom he dated for five years. The couple, also shared 2½-year-old son Kross. Hussle was also dad to daughter Emani from a previous relationship.

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