The purported gang member accused of gunning down Nipsey Hussle is in solitary confinement because cops fear he’ll be killed in custody.
Eric Holder is cooling his heels at a police station in south Los Angeles and being kept away from the general population, TMZ reported on Wednesday.
Cops scrambled to arrest the 29-year-old suspect believing someone could kill him on the street. Now, they fear he could be targeted while in custody.
Holder, whose street name is “S–tty Cuz,” will also be holed up in solitary confinement once he’s transferred to LA County Jail pending trial, sources told TMZ.
Murder suspect Eric Holder is shown shooting Nipsey Hussle on Saturday in LA
Holder is caught on camera fleeing the scene after shooting Hussle and the two men with him
After his arrest on Tuesday cops fearing for his health have kept Eric Holder in solitary confinement. His bail is set at $7M
To ensure Holder remains healthy for trial bail was set Wednesday morning at more than $7.04 million.if there’s any doubt about him seeing the light of day before his trial … a judge set
Cops hunted for Holder for three days before arresting him in Bellflower, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon.
Charges against him were not immediately announced.
Hussle, 33, was shot to death Sunday outside his clothing store in LA’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
Despite past gang ties Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michael Moore said Tuesday that the slaying was over a personal beef, not a gang dispute. He said Holder is a gang member but didn’t elaborate.