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Eric Holder, the suspect in the fatal shooting of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Mr. Holder’s defense lawyer, Chris Darden, declined to comment.
According to video evidence cited by the police, Mr. Holder walked up to Nipsey Hussle and the two men who were with him several times before leaving and returning with a handgun. He fired several times before fleeing in a white Chevy Cruze that was driven by an unidentified woman.
The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Michel R. Moore, said at a news conference on Tuesday, that investigators believed the shooting was rooted in a personal dispute between Nipsey Hussle and Mr. Holder. Chief Moore said that Mr. Holder was believed to be a member of a gang, but that the police did not think the shooting was related to gang rivalries.