Nipsey Hussle's friends say the Los Angeles police aren't trying very hard to find his murderer, Eric Holder, who is reportedly a confidential informant and snitch.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has called on Holder to surrender to authorities before Hussle's friends and gang associates find him first.
The "Double Up" rapper was gunned down after arguing with Holder outside Hussle's Marathon Clothing Company store in LA's Hyde Park district on Sunday afternoon.
LAPD officials identified the 29-year-old former Crips member as a suspect in the shooting late Monday - 24 hours after social media users had already shared his photos and name on the Internet.
On Tuesday, LAPD Chief Michel Moore held a press conference urging Holder to turn himself in, while also warning locals not to provide him with shelter.
"To Mr. Holder, who I am confident is watching this... I ask him to surrender," Chief Moore said.
"There should be no safe haven for this individual," he added. "This is a man who is of substantial risk to public safety and willing to use violence and we want to see that stop."
But Hussle's friends say Holder was an informant with friends inside the LAPD. They don't believe the police are trying very hard to locate Holder.
Police believe Holder shot Hussle in the head and torso, before jumping into a getaway car, a Chevy Cruze, driven by an as-yet-unidentified female accomplice. The vehicle was later found abandoned near a shopping mall.
Chief Moore also said the motive was personal, and not related to gang violence.
"We believe this to be a dispute between Mr. Hussle and Mr. Holder," he said.
On Saturday, Holder visited Hussle's Marathon Clothing Company, and was politely asked to leave his store. There are also reports that Hussle humiliated Holder in front of others.
Police believe the trigger that set the tragic events into motion was a tweet sent out by Hussle hours before he died.
"Having strong enemies is a blessing," he tweeted on March 31.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Holder was seen as a "strong enemy" who was not welcomed on Hussle's block.
Holder was an aspiring rapper who posted videos of himself and his artist on his Instagram page. On Tuesday, videos of his artist were deleted from Holder's IG page.
Hussle, real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was just 33 when his life was cut short.
He leaves behind a 2-year-old son, Kross, and a 12-year-old daughter, Emani.
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