Suspect Named in Nipsey Hussle Slaying

Nipsey Hussle arrives at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at RocNation Offices on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)

A suspect has been named in the murder of Nipsey Hussle.

Nipsey Hussle’s murder happened in view of a nearby surveillance camera — and the footage could give police a lead in their search for the trigger man. TMZ obtained footage from a business adjacent to Nipsey’s The Marathon Clothing store. On the left side of the screen you can see someone in a red shirt enter the frame from an alleyway, walking quickly toward the front of the store. A longer version of the surveillance video shows the shooter, a man in a dark shirt, opening fire 3 separate times on Nipsey Hussle. He shoots Nipsey once starts walking away then comes back a second time and shoots again, and then a third time. After the third time, he kicks Nipsey and flees back toward the alley … where we initially saw him enter the video. Multiple sources tell us before the shooter unloaded, he had a tense convo with Nipsey. We’re told Nipsey asked him if he had snitched to cops in the past because that was the word on the street. We’re told the suspect felt disrespected, left to get a gun then returned to get revenge.

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