It was a poignant message after the West Coast murder of rapperNipsey Hussle. LAPD detectives quickly arrived to verify that he was the suspect they'd sought. He talked about once belonging to a street gang, but more recently he had become a community organizer and activist.
The shooting Sunday also wounded two other people outside Marathon clothing store that Hussle owned.
The suspect initially left the scene, but then returned, armed with a handgun.
Both men have ties to gangs, but their dispute was personal and didn't involve gang activity, police said.
Moore said the event was peaceful until someone brandished a gun, prompting people to flee in panic.
In that chaos, one person was stabbed, the chief said, though it's unclear who was responsible. One person was hit by a vehicle, the department said. Holder is said to have had multiple conversations with the men, returning multiple times, before "purposely and repeatedly" firing at them, injuring two of the men and killing Nipsey.
"I'm lacking information that a shooting occurred", the chief said. He was working closely with this city. We are lost without you babe. His death was ruled a homicide.
Authorities said the community experienced an average of almost 15 shootings a week in March.
But just a few years into their relationship, London told GQ she was faced with a life-altering choice between her family and her career. "The absolute worst way to pay back Nipsey's loss.is with more violence".
The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed the rapper - who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom - died of gunshot wounds to the head torso.
"I could not believe it", Moore said.
The female driver, who has not been identified, claimed complete ignorance of the circumstances surrounding the killing of Hussle when she was contacted by TMZ.
- Kayaaaa (@EvrythingYaya) April 2, 2019So I saw the video of Lauren London running into the hospital crying trying to figure out if nipsey was okay.
At Tuesday's news conference an emotional Soboroff read from the email Hussle sent asking for the meeting. London said. "I went with my soul".
Holder was reportedly an acquaintance of Hussle, with whom he'd allegedly gotten into a disagreement before the shooting.