The man who allegedly killed Nipsey Hussle has been indicted by a grand jury.
Per TMZ, Eric Holder has been charged with 1 count of murder, 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. The move to take the case before a grand jury is an odd one, as the District Attorney's office had already charged Holder with murder and attempted murder. The celebrity news website speculates that the DA might be attempting to avoid the preliminary hearing, a point at which a judge examines evidence in charges brought by DAs and determines if there is cause to believe a defendant might have committed a crime.
Hussle was gunned down in front of his Marathon clothing store on March 31. Since then, countless entertainers have come forward to celebrate the rapper and entrepeneur. He was feted with a massive celebration of life at Los Angeles' Staples Center in April and — as more details of his life outside of rap have emerged — it's only become more clear that Los Angeles lost someone who was trying to make his slice of the city better.
Since the shooting, captured on security footage, Nipsey's family have denied rumors that the rapper had any connection with the person who authorities suspect killed him. A video that purported to show Holder and Hussle embracing was revealed to be a clip of the rapper and a friend. Holder is also accused of pistol-whipping a man shortly before he allegedly murdered Hussle.