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    The suspect wanted by California authorities in the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested, officials said Tuesday.

    “Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody,” the Los Angeles Police Department announced on Twitter. “Thank you to both our community for the heightened awareness/vigilance, and our partners at @LASDHQ.”

    The LAPD had earlier tweeted that Holder, 29, was wanted for homicide and requested the submission of any known information to South Bureau Homicide. Holder became the main suspect in the killing of the Grammy-nominated rapper and two other victims on Sunday afternoon outside of Hussle's retail store in a South Los Angeles strip mall.

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    He was seen fleeing the crime scene in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze with a California license plate that was being driven by an unidentified female, according to the release published earlier by LAPD HQ.

    Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, “died as a result of the gunshot wounds he sustained” at the age of 33, police said. Two other victims were taken to the hospital. Hussle was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2018 following the release of his first studio album "Victory Lap".

    Many rap musicians and celebrities expressed their condolences and paid tribute to Hussle, including Rihanna, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Kalifa, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meek Mill and Pharrell Williams.

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