Eric Holder, the man suspected of killing Nipsey Hussle and injuring two others, is now being accused of violently assaulting another man one hour before shooting the rapper.
According to TMZ, two women told the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office that a male friend, who lived in the same building as Holder, said he was attacked by the suspected shooter moments before he allegedly killed the Victory Lap emcee.
Both women claim the man had sold Holder marijuana earlier in the day on March 31. Holder reportedly went to the man’s apartment around 2 p.m., accusing the man of selling him weed that was laced with another drug.
The man told the women that Holder appeared to be “breathing very heavily and appeared very excited and very agitated,” as they went to talk in the hallway.
According to the women, the man claimed he was pistol-whipped by Holder as he attempted to return to his apartment.
Despite being knocked down, the man said he saw Holder with a “big silver gun” that he believed was a “semi-automatic.”
After attempting to run into his apartment, the man said Holder appeared to be “shaking and looked very nervous.”
Attorney Harley D. Breite, who is representing both women, said their friend admitted to selling Holder $10 worth of weed that was purchased from a dispensary and was not laced.
The man was reportedly skeptical about coming forward after Holder was announced as a suspect in Hussle’s death because of Holder’s alleged gang affiliation and the fact that the man sold him illegal drugs.
Hussle, 33, was gunned down in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, around 3 p.m. on March 31 in Los Angeles. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Holder was arrested on April 2 and held on $7 million bail in connection with the rapper’s death. He was also charged with two separate counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, NBC reports.
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