As days go by since the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle last Sunday (March 31), more gruesome details are being brought to light. The latest in this horrifying story comes directly from Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom. He chronicles the reality of Hussle’s final moments and how the fact that no one had a gun was the reason why this murder was able to happen.
Most of the workers at Hussle’s store, which is the place where he was shot outside, are ex felons. Therefore, they are not allowed to legally carry. Asghedom insists that this is why the killer, Eric Holder, was able to take his time with the shooting.
‘The man was able to shoot my brother, start running, realize nobody out there had a gun, stop, turn back around, walk up, shoot my brother two more times, start to run, realize nobody had a gun, nobody was responding, ran back up and shot my brother three more times, shoot him in the head and kicked him in the head and then ran off,’ Asghedom said. ‘If I would’ve been there — I would’ve shot back. I just wish I would’ve been there.’
The most upsetting thing about this whole situation is that Asghedom found his brother completely defenseless, dying. That’s something that no one should have to experience and witness in their lives.
As we reported yesterday, Holder pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him. He is on a $5 million bail with his next court date set for May 10.
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