Often the case, the answers are scarce as investigating the murder of a 33-year-old rapper. The police have declined to disclose some details that they say may affect the outcome of the case against his alleged killer.
Nevertheless, those who grew up in the Crenshaw District who Nipsey loved and made a major theme in his music and business efforts had questions – their leader, why a woman who caused a perpetrator rapper's death remains free and why one of the men shot by Nipsey was arrested.
On eight days after Nipsey's shot and two other men in front of the rapper of The Marathon clothing store in Hyde Park neighborhood, the police arrested one of the victims of the shooting, Kerry Lathan.
56-year-old was released on parole seven months ago, after serving about 25 years for killing. He appeared in court on Thursday for a petition of the abolition, which generally involves an attempt to reclaim a person's probation or parole. His case was dismissed, a court spokeswoman said, but the reason for his arrest and release was both unclear.
The Los Angeles Police Department refers to Lathan's arrests in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a spokeswoman who told CNN that the LAPD had appointed the department not to release any information about Lathan, including the reason for his arrest. The court spokesman said he could not explain why he was arrested.
On Friday, CDCR spokesperson Jeffrey Callison confirmed that Lathan was accused of parole violation, but after reviewing the incident, the department determined that it was "technical violation" and requested that the petition of the abolition can be discarded.
CNN affiliate KABC and Lathan himself reported that he was arrested for contacting a gang member ̵
Lathan, who was trapped in a wheelchair shoot, said he did not know Nipsey's good, but the rapper had helped him with new clothes in the past and he was talking to him on March 31, the day he was killed, about getting a new shirt before visiting a friend's family whose father died. The shot came after a few minutes, Lathan told VladTV. He described the other people who were injured in shooting as his niece.
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Moore told reporters after shooting that the suspect, Eric Holder, struck Nipsey and the other two men before jumping into a waiting car driven by an unknown woman.
Citing ABC News, CNN affiliate KABC reported that the woman herself, spoke to detectives and allowed to leave. He said he did not know what happened to shooting, the KABC reported.
was not arrested or identified publicly, reported by the station.
Following news of Lathan's release from prison on Saturday, Ali tweeted, "The Mission is over. Now we need the driver of the getaway to be arrested on the murder of Nipsey. "
What was the motive of the rapper's murder?
The police explained that shooting was not random but not yet giving motive for the attack. Holder and Nipsey know one, and the suspect approached the rapper many times Sunday, Moore told reporters.
During their final encounter, the leader said , Holder returns with a handgun and "deliberately and repeatedly firing" at Nipsey, Lathan and others.
Despite Nipsey's gang affiliation and Holder is also believed to be a gang member, Moore said that the misunderstanding between men would not appear in the gang associated. He denied the name of the gang that the police believed was Holder.
Surveillance video from the parking lot where Nipsey shot showed rapper casually talking to three other people in front of the Marathon store when a figure dress in dark dress is approaching them and all scatters.
Two of the victims don & # 39; t get away. They fell to the ground. One of them, wearing white hat and shirt, tries to back up but collapses immediately, the video, with no sound, shows.
Why did Nipsey have no security?
Nipsey wants to know that there are people who want to do him harm. Hours before he was killed, he tweeted, "Having a strong enemy is a blessing." It is not clear what or to whom he is referring.
A few days before he was killed, Nipsey was in Inglewood shooting a video for a song he performed on DJ Khaled and John Legend, according to social media posts by entertainers. According to TMZ, the production crew for the video is concerned for Nipsey's safety that it has 10 police officers for protection. Again, no one explained why.
Due to circumstances, many people asked why Nipsey was in the Marathon store without security.
His longtime bodyguard was taken to Instagram two days after Nipsey's death to say that he left the profession.
What's next in the investigation?
He held on $ 5,000,000 bail and was scheduled to return to court on May 10.
CNN's attempt to reach the first Lawyer Holder is not successful. According to local reports, he is now represented by Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in O.J. Simpson case.