Earlier this week, a tragic story emerged out of Los Angeles, California. Grammy-nominated music artist Ermias Asghedom, best known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed at only 33 years old.
As previously reported, the shooting occurred outside of his clothing store around 3:20 PM on Sunday, March 31st. Two other people were also shot and injured during the attack.
Initially, few details were provided regarding the shooting. Initial reports stated that the shooting appeared to be gang-related. Since Hussle’s death was released to the public, a police investigation has been ongoing in hopes of uncovering more information.
The suspect was finally captured late Monday evening. He was identified as 29-year-old Eric Holder. A motive was not immediately released.
The autopsy results also came in. According to the New York Times, Hussle was shot in the head and torso. He died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
In addition to being well-known in the music scene, Hussle was a staple in his local community. His entrepreneurial mindset led to him opening his own retail location. Additionally, he was beginning to work with local authorities to prevent gang violence.
Many are mourning his death. Some celebrities who wrote a tribute to him on social media include Magic Johnson and Rihanna.
He leaves behind his wife, actress Lauren London and his two children: 2-year-old son Kross Asghedom and his daughter Emani Asghedom. London has yet to comment on the death of her beloved husband.
Please pray for Hussle’s wife and children during this difficult time. May God bring them peace and comfort!
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