Reports Say Nipsey Hussle Knew His Alleged Shooter

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07:  Recording artist Nipsey Hussle backstage at S.O.B.'s on June 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Reports Say Nipsey Hussle Knew His Alleged Shooter

Police believe the suspect was able to approach the rapper before opening fire.

PUBLISHED ON : APRIL 1, 2019 / 06:45 PM

New details are emerging in the case of the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle: Los Angeles police believe the rapper knew the person who gunned him down.

Law enforcement sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the gunman was a personal acquaintance of the 33-year-old rapper and entrepreneur.

Although the shooter may have gang affiliation, police believe the motive is tied to a personal dispute. Los Angeles Times writer Richard Winton reported that the shooter was able to get physically close to Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, before he opened fire.

The Grammy-nominated artist was reportedly shot six times and pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Written by BET Staff

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