Los Angeles, CA – The driver who sped off with Nipsey Hussle’s suspected killer, Eric Holder, isn’t off the hook. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources say the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County District Attorney are “actively investigating” the woman who was behind the wheel.
Surveillance video captured the escape and shows the shooter running down an alley to the waiting car. He stops at the car for a second and then hops inside the passenger seat while the driver floors it.
The woman was interviewed by LAPD detectives two days after the murder but wasn’t arrested. Law enforcement sources said at the time, “Sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot,” which led to the conclusion they were getting inside information from the driver. However, it’s unclear what kind of information they’re after. There were plenty of witnesses to the shooting.
Police still need to determine if the woman knew the alleged killer was intent on murdering Nipsey. At the time, she insisted she had no idea he was armed or had plans to shoot him.
Complicating things even further, when the car arrived at Marathon Clothing, Holder was driving and the woman was the passenger. He then parked in the strip mall parking lot next to the store. As she waited in the car, Nipsey and Holder had their initial conversation.
Although several reports suggested they got into an argument, there was supposedly no animosity toward the end of their encounter. Nonetheless, the man believed to be Holder returned to the scene where he unloaded at least six shots, striking two other men and killing Nipsey.
The woman, who by this time was in the driver’s seat, was waiting in the alley with the engine running. That’s when they made their getaway.
The Hip Hop community, especially in Los Angeles, is still mourning the insurmountable loss of Nipsey. Most recently, The Game got a new license plate for his blue Lamborghini that reads “RIP NIP.”
The intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw — where Nip was gunned down — was also renamed Nipsey Hussle Square.